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Iona Heritage Centre

| The Manse, PA76 6SJ, Scotland
+44 1681 700576
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Worth a look

If travelling to Iona it is worth having a look round. There isn't a great deal to it but it does... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DREW R
via mobile
Don't Skip the Museum!

It's an interesting Centre, and well worth the visit. We also went into the small museum that they... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
C Dawn W
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Tecumseh, Canada
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Learn about island life over the last few centuries; the fishing and crofting community, school and churches, artists, craftworkers, visitors and memorable events. View old photographs and search the family trees for your ancestors, many of whom emigrated to the New World. There is also information about the geology and wild flowers of Iona. The Heritage Centre's gift shop has a wide range of quality gifts and souvenirs including a good selection of books about Iona.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“island life” (3 reviews)
“small museum” (3 reviews)
“displays” (7 reviews)
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| The Manse, PA76 6SJ, Scotland
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+44 1681 700576
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If travelling to Iona it is worth having a look round. There isn't a great deal to it but it does give you an insight into the history of the island. Entry to it is by compulsory donation but it is entirely at your own...More

Thank DREW R
Reviewed 6 July 2017

It's an interesting Centre, and well worth the visit. We also went into the small museum that they have and enjoyed that as well. We lunched at the Cafe that is attached and enjoyed our meal very much.

Thank C Dawn W
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A charming building on a beautiful island. Great place to learn more about Iona. Also has a great tea/coffee shop.

Thank David T
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Really nice little museum to find out about life on the island (not the religious stuff). Great little gift shop too, some really unusual and carefully chosen pieces (I could have bought lots and lots more if finances had allowed!). Some of the displays are...More

Thank J0C0nway
Reviewed 12 February 2017

A very nice supplement to our Iona Abbey visit. We loved seeing the crosses and reading about the history...just wish we had more time.

1  Thank WSW64
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The Heritage Center is just behind the Abbey front entrance to the left. It could be easily missed, but please don't miss it! They've taken the time to put history and artifacts of the area in chronological order. As you walk through time, you can...More

Thank Scotlover4546
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We were disappointed that Heritage Center was closed on the day of our visit. Wanting to learn as much about Iona as possible, I had to resort to our guides only.

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I regret to say that it was my first visit to the Heritage Center. A fine, well displayed collection of local things that illustrate the more recent history of Iona; including beautiful unique Iona silver ware. A great place to spend an hour especially if...More

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This was an excellent wet weather activity. There's a fascinating exhibition including geological, historical, geographical, cultural and demographic aspects of the island - with displays and scrap-books containing as much detail and you want to absorb!

Thank HazelLamb
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This an interesting Centre for any one who has a historical interest it's quite small but packs a lot in. There is a small charge but it's well worth it. If you are visiting Iona it tells you a lot more about the Island and...More

Thank Peter H
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