See and do

Plan your visit to the Heritage Centre

There's lots to see and do at the Heritage Centre - we have a wide range of social history exhibits from around 1700 to the present day.

The story of farming in Kintyre

There is a rich history of farming over 400 years of almost self-efficiency, starting with the black cattle which produced milk, butter and beef.


A brief history of coal mining in Kintyre

Coal has been mined in Kintyre since the latter part of the 15th century.


Campbeltown - the Whisky Capital

In the 1600's, Campbeltown became known as a whisky smuggling centre - with the illegal production of whisky, or ‘Uisge Beatha’, Gaelic for 'water of life’ taking advantage of the large, remote coastline.


Fishing in Kintyre

Since prehistoric times, subsistence fishing was engaged, in using spears, traps, lines and nets, and shellfish were a vital element in the diet of some hunter-gatherer communities.