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Interested in history?
Come and visit the Mull Museum on Tobermory's colourful waterfront.

The history of the Isle Mull is captured in the Mull Museum - a small museum crammed with information about Mull in the past.

From early people living in duns and brochs, through the times of warring clans and their castles, to more recent events. Exhibits of crofting, farming, fishing and everyday objects show what life was like in Mull in the past. The wreck of a Spanish galleon in 1588 brought excitement to the place, as did the hundreds of naval personnel who trained here during Second World War.

People went from Mull, like Lachlan Macquarie, the father of Australia, and made their mark on the world. Early visitors to Mull include Johnson and Boswell, Mendelssohn and Queen Victoria.

Mull Museum Archives Open Evenings
These popular evenings will start again on Wednesday 21st October at 7.30pm. Anyone who is interested in the history of Mull, their family or where they live, is welcome to come to the Museum between 7.30pm and 9.30pm every Wednesday. Trawl through our pile of archive boxes or open the drawers full of photographs. Browse at random or do a focussed search using the catalogue. There are maps too, and shelves and shelves of interesting books. And there will always be someone on hand to help and guide you, if required. Look forward to seeing you soon!

Tobermory harbour

Click here to listen to Olive Brown talking about the history of Tobermory on BBC Radio 4's Open Country programme 3rd May 2008
Following Time Teamís dig at the chapel site at Baliscate, televised in 2009, Mull Museum initiated a feasibility study, explored and obtained grant funding, obtained tenders, and finally engaged a team from Argyll Archaeology, directed by Dr. Clare Ellis, to carry out further excavations.

Carried out in August and September 2012, the dig involved seven professional Archaeologists, as well as over 50 volunteers, and uncovered much new evidence.

The dig was only made possible by funding obtained from Heritage Lottery, Argyll & Isles LEADER, MICT, Hunter Trust, and the Museum itself.

A display in the Museum illustrates some of the findings.

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