Auld Kirk Museum

Auld Kirk Museum
The Cross
G66 1AB

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0141 775 1185


0141 777 7649

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The recently refurbished Auld Kirk Museum houses a rich collection of museum objects of local, national and international significance, interpreted in an innovative, exciting and educational way for visitors of all ages and abilities. There is a museum shop, selling a range of local historical literature and souvenirs. The Auld Kirk is the principal museum for East Dunbartonshire.

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Opening hours

10.00am-1.00pm & 2.00pm-5.00pm

Admission charges

Admission free

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Religion, Science and Technology, Social History

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.
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Past Times Weekend - Haunted Night

  • 15 May 2015 5-8pm

The Auld Kirk is our favourite 'haunt' and you'll love it too when you come to this spook-tacular event! Watch out for restless ghouls floating around the museum and in the graveyard (if you dare!) while our resident ghostly apparition has you shaking in your shoes with tales of the roaming spirits of Kirkintilloch. Take on the ghosts at their own game by having your face painted in all its ghastly glory and remember to duck to avoid the owls and birds of prey that will be roaming the night in our interactive bird display.

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Past Times Weekend

  • 16 May 2015 11am-4pm

Once upon a time..and this is where you fill in the story! Come along to Aulk Kirk Museum for a chance to dress up in medieval costume and join in with lively music and dance demonstrations for an authentic taste of period life. Interact with Medieval characters throughout the day and learn more about ancient skills such as basket-weaving. And if you are in the jousting spirit, you can even try your hand at wielding some medieval weaponry!

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5 year old girl in medieval outfit holding sword

Past Times Weekend - Family Fun Day

  • 17 May 2015 12-4pm

This family fun day offers a wealth of past-times to capture the medieval spirit! There is plenty to do in the drop-in arts and crafts centre, whether you are a knight or a knave, from making and decorating swords, helmets and shields to creating your own perfect crown! There'll also be face painting, medieval weaponry and a fantastic display of birds of prey bringing a little ornithological magic to this day of wonder and mayhem!

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