Stories from Armadale – exhibition

Start: Saturday 8 April, 10.00am - End: Sunday 29 October 2023, 5.00pm

Please note: Due to temporary museum closure we have postponed this exhibition to 2023. 

People make a place. And the people who’ve lived and worked here at Armadale over the years have compelling stories to tell.

To mark Scotland’s Year of Stories we’re bringing these stories to life. Travel back with us and hear from former gardeners, housekeepers and members of the Macdonald family, speaking in their own words using material from our archive.

Join us at the Museum of the Isles where we’ve recreated a piece of Armadale Castle’s interior within our temporary exhibition space. An early masterpiece by the architect James Gillespie Graham, Armadale Castle at its peak was replete with magnificent and sumptuous interiors. These included delicate plasterwork and a spectacular stained-glass window depicting Somerled, King of the Isles. We evoke the building in its 19th century heyday, using museum and archival material to showcase its unique character.

The exhibition also celebrates 50 years of our charity, Clan Donald Lands Trust. We invite visitors to share their own stories of Armadale over the years and what this special place means to them, and contribute to our vision for the next 50 years and beyond.

Exhibition open during museum opening times, and included in entry ticket to Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum.