Colintraive Heritage Centre

Welcome

2020 Season Apologies closed for now due to covid19 precautions

Usually open every day 9.30 -4.30 until October 30th

Unfortunately closed at the moment for your safety.

Our ‘hidden gem,’ the Colintraive heritage centre, nestles by the Milton Burn. It is just a few minutes walk from the Colintraive ferry terminal.

In 2009, community volunteers transformed the former stables, hotel garage and finally a wood workshop into this centre to share their local history and cultural heritage.

Today, it has well researched displays of local historical events. Images, personal stories and film clips, together with domestic artefacts and farming implements bring to life the last century in Colintraive. Volunteers continue to create new displays.

Copies of early local valuation rolls and census data can be used to trace relatives and people and link them to houses in the village.

The centre is located next to the village hall, green space, bowling green and community garden. You can use our tables to enjoy a picnic in this peaceful spot.

The heritage museum and village hall
The stables and smiddy 1903/7
The mill at Milton (now demolished)

The Bowling Green 2011

Little Fergie

You can closely inspect and ‘ride’ on our 1947 Ferguson tractor. The farming displays give an insight into past life in ColGlen

The ‘Wee room’

We have recreated the living area of a small cottage as a reminder of past rural life. This contains donated furniture and domestic objects from the homes of local residents.

School Area

The double desk from Southhall school at Colintraive and modern nursery chairs and tables can be used by all ages to ‘play at school’. Pencils, chalk boards, crayons and colouring sheets and quiz sheets are available.