Campbeltown Museum occupies a large room in an A-listed building that originally housed the public library and now houses the chamber offices. The initiative to build a library and museum came in 1896 from the Kintyre Scientific Association, still active today as the Kintyre Antiquarian and Natural History Society. The generous response of Mr. James Macalister Hall, a wealthy retired businessman, made this dream a reality. The famous Glasgow architect, J.J. Burnet, designed the building, and by 1899 Campbeltonians could boast their free library and museum.
At first, the museum was run by the librarian of the day. For years the tendency was to accept almost anything that was donated. So the collection is rather 'patchy.' However, it has a perfect collection of Kintyre archaeology, some attractive ship models, and some fine paintings.
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St John Street, Campbeltown, Argyll PA28 6BS
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