Castle House Museum

(Dunoon & Cowal Heritage Centre)

Situated within Castle Gardens in Dunoon, Argyll and Bute, the Castle House Museum (once the Dunoon and Cowal Heritage Centre) provides information and exhibits highlighting the past of the area. The history of the area is inspected through archaeological and geological displays, while four reproduction Victorian rooms give an insight to life in that period. There are also displays on the Clyde steamers, the role of the River Clyde in the two World Wars and the Holy Loch as an American base.

Having begun as a small exhibit in the Argyll Hotel, the museum now occupies part of Castle House, once the residence of the Lord Provost built c.1820 on the site of the former Dunoon Castle, which was abandoned in the 1650s. The museum is run by a charitable trust.

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