Kilmartin House Museum

Kilmartin House Museum
PA31 8RQ


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01546 510278


01546 510330

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There are more than 350 ancient monuments within a six-mile radius of the village of Kilmartin, Argyll: 150 of them are prehistoric. This extraordinary concentration and diversity of monuments distinguishes the Kilmartin Glen as an area of outstanding archaeological importance. It is one of Scotland’s richest prehistoric landscapes. Kilmartin House Museum is an award winning world-class centre for archaeology and landscape interpretation established to protect, investigate and interpret this internationally important archaeological landscape and the artefacts that have been found here. At this unique and vibrant centre you can also see ‘The Valley of Ghosts’ audio-visual – a time travelling experience with breath taking imagery and haunting music. There is an on site shop and an award winning cafe.

Venue Type:

Museum, Library, Heritage site, Prehistoric site, 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


  • Historic Scotland

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 but need to be pre-booked. Coach parties and groups are welcome but please book in advance.

Collection details


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Vikings of Argyll

  • 17 May 2014 10am-5pm

Immerse yourself in the Viking way of life and experience the sights, smells and sounds of a Viking settlement brought to life. This is a fantastic opportunity for the whole family to get stuck in with demonstrations on Viking cookery, textile crafts, butter churning, quern milling and children’s games. If you’re feeling brave then check out the Viking combat demonstrations on the village green and see if your own battle cry can match up to the warriors. Or if you’re feeling even more adventurous you can join the troops for a climb to the peak of Dunadd Hill Fort and find out just how influential the Vikings were in the Argyll’s and Isles. Would-be Viking wee ones can even have a go at crafting their own Viking costume so be sure to take your cameras to capture their creations.


Standard Museum entry fees apply for those visiting the museum gallery.
Adult : £5.00, Child : £2.00, Family (1 adult + 1-4 children) : £8.00, Family (2 adult + 1-4 children) : £12.00 and Concession : £4.00