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 on the shores of Loch na Làthaich. The Centre is located within the Tigh na Rois Visitor Centre, which is accessed via a short footpath and bridge over the River Bunessan. Cars can be parked nearby. The Centre is modest in size but is a hub of information about the unique history of the people and culture of the Ross of Mull for both locals and visitors. It holds a wealth of information within displays, a library, publications and a large archive of genealogical material. There are booklets for sale, including the best local walks.
The Centre is managed and staffed by enthusiastic volunteers who all have in-depth knowledge of the local area. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm, from Easter until the end of October. Entry is free but donations are welcome which will go towards the continued work of delivering important historical projects for the local area.
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. These are accessible to the visitor through the information available in the centre; linking documentation with the physical evidence on the ground.