Dick Institute

Dick Institute
Elmbank Avenue
East Ayrshire




Main Gallery

01563 554343


Arts & Museums Office

01563 554909

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South West Scotland's most significant cultural venue houses two art galleries, showing exhibitions of cutting edge visual art and contemporary craft. Three museum galleries also show work from East Ayrshire's exceptional fine art collection as well as housing permanent displays of local and industrial heritage and a natural history collection.

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Opening hours

Open Tues - Sat, 11am - 5pm
Closed Sun / Mon

Closed on public holidays

Admission charges


Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Weapons and War, Natural Sciences, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, World Cultures, Fine Art, Medicine, Music, 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.

Generation SXSW25

  • 3 May — 16 August 2014 *on now

GENERATION is part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme, which is a partnership between the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee, Glasgow Life and Creative Scotland. GENERATION will bring an ambitious and extensive programme of works of art by over 100 artists to over 60 galleries, exhibition spaces and venues the length and breadth of the nation between March – November 2014. Don’t miss this opportunity to see works by these leading artists, evidencing South West Scotland’s contribution to defining Scotland as a leading nation in the visual arts.