The Museum of the Cumbraes is our small museum based in the beautiful Garrison House building which sits in the heart of Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae.
Our exhibitions tell the story of the island, from 4,000 year old burial cists to 18th century smugglers. Learn all about the amazing life of explorer Andrew Goldie or discover the role Millport played in the Second World War.
A mere 10 minutes by ferry from Largs, Cumbrae is a beautiful island and no visit to North Ayrshire would be complete without a visit.
The exhibition at the Museum of the Cumbraes is changed every few months so be sure to keep an eye on this page for updates.
The Song of the River Steamers: The Clyde Pleasure Steamer 1812 - 1992 (An exhibition from the collection of Charles Glen)
The current exhibition is focused on Clyde Pleasure Steamers and was curated by the late Charles Glen, who spent a large part of his retirement documenting, painting, drawing and researching paddle steamers.
His daughters donated his extensive collection to North Ayrshire Museums service in 2018.
Winter Opening Times
Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 6pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am – 3pm
Sunday 9am – 3pm
The Isle of Cumbrae is reached via a 10-minute ferry crossing from Largs. You can access the Calmac website to plan your journey to the island.
From the landing slip on the island you can either drive to Millport or take the 10 minute bus journey. You can get more information on the bus jounrey on the Millport website.
If you are bringing your car, free parking is available in Millport including at Garrison House itself.
Museum of the Cumbraes
Glasgow Street, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae