Museum of The Cumbraes
Housed within Garrison House, the Museum of The Cumbraes provides a facinating glimpse into Cumbrae's past.
From 4,000 year-old stone coffins – or ‘cists’ – found on the Cumbraes, through stories of smuggling in the 18th century to life during the second world war and indeed life on the island today.
Fishermen, smugglers, lighthouse keepers, sailors, tourists, and scientists. The Cumbraes owe their colourful history to both locals and visitors. The islands’ geography– in turn – shaped the nature of daily life here. The Museum offers a glimpse into the past through the eyes of those who lived here through the centuries, and is an ideal way to become familiar with the islands of Great Cumbrae and Wee (or Lesser) Cumbrae.
Situated on the right as you enter the Garrison building it houses artifacts and stories from the island's past and entrance is free. It is also adjacent to the Courtyard Cafe which offers a range of food and beverages to suit both kids and adults.