Our small museum has steadily developed over the years since moving into its present home, allowing us to build up our ever-increasing collections. The museum contains extensive archives, documenting all aspects of island life and its history, and a large reference library, both of which are available for research purposes, as well as the objects collection, far more than can be displayed at any one time.
The Museum is open 10am - 4pm Mondays to Saturdays and occasional Sundays between Easter and the end of October. Arrangements can be made for group and school visits outwith these times. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Museum is fully Accredited and a member of Museums Galleries Scotland, but completely independent and run as charitable trust. It is staffed and run by volunteers and although entry is free, we depend entirely on donations.
The Mull Museum started in the 1970's as a small summer temporary exhibition. In 1986 the museum moved to its present, permanent home in Columba Buildings on Tobermory's Main Street.
The building was generously gifted to us in a legacy by the Craig sisters, Daisy Craig, Jessie Craig and Ena Sutherland. Jessie Craig was one of our founding members. This has given us the room for archives, library, offices, workroom and storage, as well as the exhibition space.
Left: Jessie and Daisy Craig
The Museum is run by a management committee, assisted by volunteers who carry out many varied tasks with 'backroom' jobs such as transcribing documents in preparation for digitisation, as well as in manning the front desk during museum opening hours.
New volunteers for these tasks are always welcome. Please see the 'Join Us' page for details of the various ways you can help out at the museum.