Experience the Past Today

Auchindrain Township

A visit to Auchindrain is a chance to see a forgotten way of Highland life. Auchindrain is the last surviving and best-preserved Highland farm township, a type of settlement found across Scotland from the Middle Ages until the late 18th century. Social and economic change arising from industrialisation and new ways of farming then saw most townships improved out of existence, but Auchindrain survived until the 1960s as the last of its kind.

The site is now run as a museum and visitors can explore the land and buildings of the township with the assistance of interactive guide-tablets. Auchindrain is located 6 miles south of Inveraray, on the A83.

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Opening Times

1st April - 31st October, Monday - Sunday, 10am-5pm

November - March, Monday - Friday, 10am-4pm 
The Visitor Centre is closed and some outdoor areas may be inaccessible due to maintenance work. Admission is at reduced prices. Please telephone/email to check opening times before you leave home.

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Ticket info

Adult - £8.00
Concession - £7.00
Under 18s - £5.50
Under 5s - free
Local Residents and Friends of Auchindrain - £1.00

A 20% discount is available to up to two adults where a group includes more than one child, and to pre-booked groups of more than 20 people

What's On

Welcome to the Auchindrain Township What's on section.
Our events team are working on adding new exhibitions and activities.

Please come back soon.


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The Collection

As the best-preserved and most complete example of a farming township, the buildings that make up Auchindrain are a Nationally Recognised Collection. The site is also Category A listed, and a Conservation Area.