Ross of Mull Historical Centre

(Ionad Eachdraidh an Rois Mhuilich)

Located in Millbrae Cottage in Bunessan on the Isle of Mull, the Ross of Mull Historical Centre (Gael: Ionad Eachdraidh an Rois Mhuilich) seeks to explore and interpret the social, cultural, natural history of the Ross of Mull, a peninsula which forms the southwestern portion of the island.

The volunteer-run Ross of Mull Historical Centre was established in 1997, operating originally from a portakabin. In 2001, they were able to purchase Millbrae Cottage and Bunessan Mill, a picturesque ruined corn-mill which lies adjacent. The cottage was subsequently refurbished as a visitor centre and opened to the public in 2009. Divided into two rooms, the centre includes an exhibition covering the housing, schools and worship, employment, agriculture, fishing and the geology of the area and stores a remarkable archive of information of use to family historians.

Bunessan Mill was built at the instigation of the landowner, the Duke of Argyll, in the 18th century. Once taking its power from the Bunessan River, it operated until 1914.

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