Identification | Identificación | Identificação

Photo | Fotografía | Fotografia | Photographie
Image credits | Créditos de imagen | Crédits photo| Créditos de imagem
Museum of Islay Life
Museum name | Nombre del museo | Nome do museu | Nom du musée
Museum of Islay Life
Institutional nature | Nombre del museo | Natureza institucional | Type d'institution
Community Museum / Museo Comunitario / Museu Comunitario / Musée de communauté
Short description | Descripción breve | Descrição resumida | Description brève
The Museum is housed in the former Free Church building in Port Charlotte which, after being bought and restored, opened its doors to the public in August 1977. The Museum contains over 3,000 objects, 5,000 photographs and postcards, 1,300 books and 5,000 items in its paper archives. These unique collections perfectly fulfil the English translation of the Museum's Gaelic name: Taigh-tasgaidh Muinntir Ile - the treasure house of the people of Islay.

El Museo se encuentra en el antiguo edificio de la Iglesia libre en Port Charlotte que, después de ser comprado y restaurado, abrió sus puertas al público en agosto de 1977. El Museo contiene más de 3.000 objetos, 5.000 fotografías y postales, 1.300 libros y 5.000 artículos en sus archivos de papel. Estas colecciones únicas cumplen perfectamente a traducción al castellano del nombre gaélico del Museo: Taigh-tasgaidh Muinntir Ile – la casa del tesoro de los habitantes de Islay.
Community | Comunidad | Comunidade | Communauté
Community of Islay May
Main identity icons | Principales iconos de identidad | Iconografia mais relevante | Objets les plus représentatifs
Target Audience | Público-objetivo | Público alvo | Public cible
Year of foundation | Año de fundación | Ano de fundação | Année de création
1976
Curator | Conservador | Comissário | Conservateur
Public opening date | Fecha de Apertura | Data de abertura | Date d'ouverture
Institutional affiliation | Afiliación institucional | Vinculação institucional
None | Ninguno | Nenhum
Entity Name | Nombre de la entidad | Nome da entidade

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Origin history | Origen Histórico | Origem história | Origine historique
The Museum of Islay Life is managed by the Islay Museums Trust and has as its principal aim the conservation and display of items illustrative of life in Islay, from prehistoric to recent times. The Trust was formed in 1976 by the Islay Historic Works Group and the Natural History and Antiquarian Society of Islay. A Management Committee, of Trustees and other interested islanders, set about finding a suitable building and bringing together items to put in it. The Museum building is the former Free Church in Port Charlotte. It had ceased to be used as a place of worship in 1929 and had become a delapidated ruin. However, it was purchased for a nominal sum and restored with the aid of grants, and the Museum opened its doors to the public in 1977.

In 1980, the Museum was awarded the prestigious Museum of the Year Award, and received a further Special Award in 1985. In 1998, it received a share of the Kintore Conservation Award.
Documentation | Documentación | Documentação | Documentation
Video | Vídeo | Vidéo
Access type | Tipo de acceso | Tipo de acesso | Conditions d'accès
Adult £3.50 - Concession £2.50 - Child £1.00 - Family £7.00 (for 2 adults and 2 or more children)
Activities and services | Actividades y servicios | Actividades e serviços | Activités et services

Main collection | Colección principal | Colecção principal

Named Collection | Denominación de la colección | Denominação | Dénomination de la collection
Photo | Fotografía | Fotografia | Photographie
Image credits | Creditos de imagen | Créditos de imagem | Crédits photo
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Short description | Resumen | Resumo | Description brève
Catalog | Catálogo | Catálogo | Catalogue
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Collection 2 | Colección 2 | Colecção 2

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Photo | Fotografía | Fotografia | Photographie
Image credits | Creditos de imagen | Créditos de imagem | Crédits photo
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Catalog | Catálogo | Catálogo | Catalogue

Collection 3 | Colección 3 | Colecção 3

Named Collection | Denominación de la colección | Denominação | Dénomination de la collection
Photo | Fotografía | Fotografia | Photographie
Image credits | Creditos de imagen | Créditos de imagem | Crédits photo
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Short description | Resumen | Resumo | Description brève
Catalog | Catálogo | Catálogo | Catalogue

Contact | Contacto | Contacto

Website | Sitio Web | Sitio de Internet | Site web
e-Mail | Correo electrónico | Correio electrónico | Courrier électronique
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Phone | Teléfono | Telefone | Téléphone

Location | Ubicación | Localização

Street | Calle | Rua | Rue
Museum of Islay Life Port Charlotte Isle of Islay PA48 7UA
Place | Lugar | Lugar | Lieu
Port Charlotte
Country | País | País | Pays
Scotland
Timetable | Horario | Horários | Horaires
The Museum of Islay Life is open from April to the end of October, Monday to Friday, 10.30 am to 4.30 pm.
     
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