Stranraer Museum

Stranraer Museum
The Old Town Hall
55 George Street
Stranraer
Dumfries
DG9 7JP
Scotland

Website

www.dumgal.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2333&contactid=3633

Telephone

01776 705088

Fax

01776 705835

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Stranraer's historic Old Town Hall, built in 1776, is the home of Stranraer Museum.

Step inside and discover Wigtownshire's fascinating past. See one of Scotland's oldest ploughs, look at Victorian Wigtownshire in 3-D photographs and follow in the footsteps of Stranraer's own Polar explorers.

Plus displays on archaeology, local history, farming and dairying. Temporary exhibitions are held throughout the year and there are activities for all the family.

The Museum is on George Street in the centre of town and only a short walk from the ferry terminal.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Mon-Sat 1000-1700

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Weapons and War, Natural Sciences, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Coins and Medals, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Land Transport, Maritime

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Miniature Models

  • 28 March — 25 April 2015 *on now

Back by popular demand. The Galloway miniatures group once again put on a display of previous and new models created by their own hand.

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Website

http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3633

Spy Glass

  • 2 May — 6 June 2015

International artists come together in this sparkling exhibition of designer glass. An interesting mix of art and sculpture will be on display and many works are for sale Curated by Vivian Delf on behalf of Sea Pyot Arts

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Website

http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3633

The Road Less Travelled – Photographs by smithiesshutter

  • 9 — 30 May 2015

Photography for John M Smith has been a journey from literalist snap taker to image maker and it encompasses a diverse range of genres from landscape, through portrait, to street photography.

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Where

The Ross Gallery

Website

http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3633

The Turning of the Year - Suzanne Stuart Davies

  • 13 June — 4 July 2015

While a new series of paintings often arises from the experience of travel through Scotland, others develop out of more meditative experiences of time and place, themes which include lines of poetry and aspects of still life.

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Where

The Ross Gallery

Website

http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3633

Legends: Pirates and Smugglers

  • 13 June — 5 September 2015

This hands-on exhibition for all the family offers an exciting overview of the world of smugglers and pirates.

The pirates and smugglers of history have turned to legend with tales of adventure on the high seas, an important part of literature and blockbuster movies. But were they all plying their trade in the warm seas of the Caribbean or could you find some on our colder shores? Find out in this interactive exhibition. Great for all ages. Summer holiday and schools workshops available.

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Website

http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3633

A gathering... an exhibition of work by Creative Whithorn Arts and Crafts Association

  • 11 July — 1 August 2015

This group of talented people showcase their work of ceramics, paintings, printmaking, stained glass, textiles and photography.

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Where

The Ross Gallery

Website

http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3633

Isle of Islay in infrared B&W photographs - Michal Šúr

  • 8 — 29 August 2015

Michal specialises in B&W infrared photography of landscape and landscape detail. He focuses on contrast, simplicity and pattern and uses long exposures to emphasize motion in the environment.

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Where

The Ross Gallery

Website

http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3633

Galloway Squirrels - Sharon Halliday

  • 12 September — 3 October 2015

Photographer Sharon Halliday invites you to share fleeting moments in the life of Gunther, the little Scottish red squirrel with the German name, and his charming friends.

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Where

The Ross Gallery

Website

http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3633

Stepping out in style

  • 12 September — 7 December 2015

From wedding dresses to daywear, hats to shoes, this eclectic exhibition from our own costume collection will certainly impress. Please note light levels for some items may be reduced.

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Website

http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3633

Open Art and Crafts

  • 14 November — 12 December 2015

This open exhibition is for all local artists wishing to exhibit their work in the run up to Christmas. A huge variety of works in a range of media including paintings, textiles, jewellery and ceramics. Most works are for sale.

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Website

http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3633

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Castle and Grounds

The Castle is ALIVE!

  • 16 — 17 May 2015 11am-4pm

We may seem rather imposing up here in the Castle of St John, but we're a friendly bunch - all 600 years worth of us! For the very first time, the tower will be brimming with characters from the Middle Ages right through to Victorian times, all at the same time. Find out what it was like to be one of the first occupants of the Tower and perhaps ask Lord and Lady Adair for a few tips on formal letter writing (we'll teach you the art of using a quill and ink so your epistoles will have that authentic look). Practice your salute for your next encounter with the might of the military who lived here when the Castle turned into a garrison in the 17th and 18th centuries. And don't think of leaving before you spend time in our Victorian prison - there's a lot of rope to make and you'll definitely be 'roped' into the task! From titled gentry to common crims, all of life is here, keeping our castle, and history, alive.

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Admission

Free

Website

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stranraer-Museum

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