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.

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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.

Stepping out in style

  • 12 September — 7 December 2015 *on now

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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Open Art and Crafts

  • 14 November — 12 December 2015 *on now

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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Stranraer Museum
The Old Town Hall
55 George Street



01776 705088


01776 705835

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