Originally the Heritage Centre was the manse or minister’s house for the church next door, famously built by Thomas Telford in 1823. This is a perfect stop if you would love to expand your knowledge of how it was to live on Iona in the past or to discover more about the wild flowers and geology of Iona. As you photograph plants on your visit or find rocks this will help you name them and find out just how ancient Iona is.
This is also one of the best places on a rainy day to while away an hour or two. There are well written information boards showing fishing and crofting, school life, social history, artists and craft workers. There is also a wealth of information if you are tracing your family tree. The Heritage Centre has a small shop and café next door to relax and enjoy refreshments in a sheltered garden outside where you can take dogs.
The centre is open 10.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday between the end of March and end of October.