The Ross of Mull Historical Centre, Ionad Eachdraidh an Rois Mhuilich, has a delightful setting next to the ruins of the Old Corn Mill on the edge of Bunessan Village. The Centre is in the Tigh na Rois Visitor Centre, which is accessed via a short footpath and bridge over the River Bunessan from a nearby car park. Both locals and visitors enjoy exploring the wealth of information about the unique history of the people and culture of the Ross of Mull within displays, a library, publications and a large archive of genealogical material.
The Centre is managed and staffed by enthusiastic volunteers, who all have an in-depth knowledge of the local area; see opening hours here>. Entry is free but donations are welcome, which go towards the continuing work of delivering important historical projects for the local area. Drinks and snacks are available at the Centre while you browse or chat to the volunteers.
Anyone visiting the Ross of Mull will very quickly become aware of the fascinating historical marks on the landscape, in particular the remains of a large number of cleared crofting townships. There is much information available in the Centre about these old townships and the families who lived there; providing documentation which links in with the physical evidence on the ground.
The Ross of Mull is an extraordinary microcosm of all that draws visitors to the Hebridean Islands. The scenery, as you travel along the single-track road from the ferry at Craignure is breath-taking. You experience in the many walks in the area a true sense of wilderness; the secret bays with their beaches of silvery sand, the abundance of wildlife and the innumerable marks on the landscape of the lives of past generations and communities long gone. The Ross of Mull is a compelling place for anyone fascinated by history and the ancient way of life of the Gaelic people.
By Phone: 01681 700659
April - October
Mon to Fri : 10:00 - 16:00
November - March
By Arrangement only.