As part of Doors Open Day 2022, we are again delighted to offer our guided tours of the Hall – the perfect way for you to find out more about Dunoon Burgh Hall and it's heritage.
The building’s architect was Robert Alexander Bryden, and it's foundation stone was laid back in 1873. Originally the home of town officials, our Category B listed building now serves the local community and wider area of Cowal as a fully accessible creative and cultural hub.
Did you know the building was the only theatre in Argyll when it opened in 1874?!
Archive material recovered during the Hall’s renovation in 2017 shows how the building was used in days gone by; as a place for dancing, singing, meeting and performing, alongside more mundane but necessary activities such as filing complaints and paying bills.
Burgh records and newspaper articles chart change in Dunoon. They document moments of civic-mindedness and enterprise, alongside disagreement and social exclusion. They walk us through nearly a century and a half of the Burgh’s development.
Join us for these free tours as part of Doors Open Day – take a walk through the Hall, and through it's history! The tours will run at 11am, 12pm and 1pm – numbers are limited so please book your place in advance.