3 Lugar Street
The Baird Institute Museum lies in the centre of the town of Cumnock, and was opened in 1891.
The Museum holds a collection of Mauchline ware of world importance, complimented by many items of Cumnock pottery, mining equipment, and photographs and artefacts of local and social history. Works of traditional and contemporary art and crafts are also displayed here.
Museum, Gallery, Industrial heritage site
Mon Tues Thurs Fri 1000-1300 & 1330-1630
Closed Wed Sat Sun
Please check before visiting.
Archaeology, Archives, Natural Sciences, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, World Cultures, Fine Art, Weapons and War, Coins and Medals, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History
1914-1918 The Ayrshire Experiance
- 21 October — 20 December 2014 *on now
100 years ago, in August 1914, the conflict that became known as the Great War began. It drew in nation after nation until it became truly a World War, affecting the lives of millions. This important anniversary will be marked nationwide. Our exhibition concentrates on the experiences of men and women of Ayrshire who served in the armed forces or who worked on the land, in factories, or in hospitals. The ways in which the war and its fallen were commemorated in the years afterwards will also be featured. Each section will be illustrated by contemporary objects and images. Linked to the exhibition is a digitisation project, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, which will allow us to work with young people to make our World War One collections more accessible online. Look out for workshops and events throughout the year.
- Any age