Stranraer Museum

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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.

Legends: Pirates and Smugglers

  • 13 June — 5 September 2015 *on now

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.

Suitable for

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.

Suitable for

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.

Suitable for

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.

Suitable for

Website

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

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

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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