The Egg Shed, Ardrishaig

Opened in 2019, The Egg Shed maritime museum and community hub marks a major milestone in the regeneration of Ardrishaig Harbour on the Crinan Canal.

The Scottish Canals-led partnership project has transformed and extended a historic, disused building — known locally as the ‘Egg Shed’ — into a bespoke interpretation and community centre, which tells the story of the Crinan Canal and communities on its banks.

Image of The Egg Shed:

White Egg Shed logo on coloured background, designed by Four-by-Two.
Close up of Egg Shed artefacts in glass cabinet.
Interior space of the Egg Shed and giant bespoke egg.

As part of the project, Four-by-Two hosted several community engagement days where people from the local area dropped into the old steamer terminal at Ardrishaig Harbour. A great success, these events generated a wealth of storytelling, as well as donations of artefacts, which we were able to display within The Egg Shed.

Interior of the Egg Shed, with wall graphic and storytelling artefacts.
Heritage items on display at The Egg Shed, Ardrishaig.

Taking centre stage within the building, a giant egg transforms into an interactive space where visitors can take a seat and listen to the audio stories recorded during the community drop-in sessions. Looking out over Loch Gilp, these stories of days gone by and the local area are magically brought to life by an interactive audio and visual experience.

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