Kilmartin Museum

Kilmartin Museum
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Kilmartin Glen, in the heart of Mid Argyll, is one of Scotland's richest prehistoric landscapes. Over 800 historic monuments, cairns, standing stones, stone circles and rock art dating back over 5000 years have been recorded within this area.

Kilmartin Museum collects and cares for all of the archaeological objects that are found, by chance or excavation in Mid Argyll. Visitors and locals alike are able to enjoy these artefacts in the Museum gallery and they are able to step outside into the landscape to enjoy the sites and monuments where they were found. The Museum continues to carry out archaeological surveys and its excavations are continually uncovering new and exciting artefacts.

Also on site is our award winning cafe and gift and book shop stocked with jewellery, art, cards and craftwork from local artisans. Our bookshop provides a range of fiction and reference books, of which many have a local or Scottish theme.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archaeological site

Opening hours

March-October Daily 10.00-17.30
November-December Daily 11.00-16.00

Closed: January-February

Admission charges

Adults: £5.00
Children: £2.00
Families: £12.00/£8.00
Concessions: £4.00
Friends: Free

Discounts

  • Historic Scotland
Getting there

Kilmartin is two hours from Glasgow, eight miles north of Lochgilphead and 30 miles south of Oban on the A816.

Additional info

Occasionally meetings are held in the library so it is better to check the library is available before travelling. Guided tours of the monuments are available during the summer months, please check website. Coach parties and groups are welcome but please book in advance.

Collection details

Archaeology

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.
Castle

Medieval Medley in Argyll - Saturday May 16th 2015

  • 16 May 2015 12-4pm

Gather round, my fine young cubs, and lend an ear to my humble tales of yore in the shade of Carnassarie Castle above Kilmartin Glen...My name is Mistress Quill and I will be your guide to the colourful history of those who roamed the land many moons before you were born. Such entrancing stories inspire me so and I am oft moved to song - I do hope my little melodies please you. And if ye be amused with the japes of men, my noisy jester companions may just tickle your fancy.
There'll be medieval games a-plenty, the chance to craft your own keepsake with our master woodworkers and I know you'll be filled with awe, as I am, at the beautiful birds in our falconry display. So join me for this medieval medley and let's celebrate all we have been and all we are!

Suitable for

Website

http://www.kilmartin.org

Converted Barn

Medieval Medley in Argyll - Sunday May 17th 2015

  • 17 May 2015 11:30am-4:30pm

Gather round, my fine young cubs, and lend an ear to my humble tales of yore in the old Kilmartin Museum...My name is Mistress Quill and I will be your guide to the colourful history of those who roamed the land many moons before you were born. With such entrancing stories I admit I am oft moved to song - I do hope my little melodies please you. And if ye are amused by my tales, I will bestow the knowledge of my quill pens upon you so you can create your own stories and drawings!
There'll be medieval games a-plenty, the chance to craft your own keepsake with our master woodworkers and learned men will guide you from the Museum to the lovely Carnasserie Castle overlooking the Glen. I hear tell that there will also be artefacts excavated from nearby Dun Mhurich - so all our ancient secrets will be out!

Suitable for

Website

http://www.kilmartin.org

Getting there

Kilmartin is two hours from Glasgow, eight miles north of Lochgilphead and 30 miles south of Oban on the A816.

Kilmartin Museum
Kilmartin
Argyll
PA31 8RQ
Scotland

Website

Our website

www.kilmartin.org

E-mail

General information

museum@kilmartin.org

Education department

education@kilmartin.org

Telephone

01546 510278

Fax

01546 510330

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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