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  • Open: March to November
  • Tariff: Free Admission - Donations welcomed
  • Children: Yes
  • Accessibility: Unassisted Wheelchair Access

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Oban War & Peace Museum

Oban's War & Peace Museum contains a fascinating collection of artefacts and photographs depicting the rich cultural history of the busy port town and its people.

You can find out about the fishing and maritime industries, the railways, road transport, and the strategic role played by Oban during the war years when the town was home to Australian, Canadian and US aircrew and RAF Flying Boats operated from the bay. The involvement of local men and women in WWII is also recalled as are the other Services who operated in the area at that time.

Local sports such as Shinty are featured and displays tell the story of the first transatlantic telephone cable link, the operations of the Northern Lighthouse Board, our local emergency services, the Ferries, the construction of McCaig's Tower and the history of the museum itself.

With free admission and daily opening it is an attraction not to miss.

Opening times:-
Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov 10am to 4pm daily incl. Sun
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept 10am to 6pm Mon - Thurs, 10am to 4pm Fri, Sat, Sun

(Jul, Aug, Sept 7pm to 9pm - Tues, Weds, Thurs only)

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  • Oban War & Peace Museum
  • Old Oban Times Building
  • Corran Esplanade
  • Oban
  • PA34 5PX
  • Contact: The Curator
  • Phone: +44 (0) 1631 570007