Oban's War & Peace Museum contains a fascinating collection of artefacts and photographs depicting the rich cultural history of the busy port town and its people.
You can find out about the fishing and maritime industries, the railways, road transport, and the strategic role played by Oban during the war years when the town was home to Australian, Canadian and US aircrew and RAF Flying Boats operated from the bay. The involvement of local men and women in WWII is also recalled as are the other Services who operated in the area at that time.
Local sports such as Shinty are featured and displays tell the story of the first transatlantic telephone cable link, the operations of the Northern Lighthouse Board, our local emergency services, the construction of McCaig's Tower and the history of the museum itself.
There is so much more to see at the museum and we hope you will come and visit us soon to find out about Oban's heritage.
Admission is Free - but donations are always welcomed
March - April, October - November 10.00 to 16.00 hrs daily including Sunday
May, June, July, August, September 10.00 to 18.00 hrs Monday to Saturday
10.00 to 16.00 hrs Sunday
August: 19.00 to 21.00 hrs Wednesday & Thursday only
How to find us
The museum is located on the Esplanade next to the Regent Hotel and adjacent to North Pier.
Parking and other facilities
Paid parking is available on the road outside the museum and in the adjacent North Pier Car Park.
Public Toilets are available on North Pier.
The museum is suitable for wheelchair access and is on one level.
A Disabled Toilet is available for use by disabled visitors only.
The museum does not have a refreshment facility.
There are a wide variety of restaurants and cafes in the North Pier area and throughout the town.