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Kilmartin Museum

Kilmartin PA31 8RQ, Scotland
+44 1546 510278
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The museum is private and we had to pay! our Historic Scotland and National Trust cards were worthless.

Even so it was well worth the trouble. The displays are both child friendly and very well detailed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Whisky-Sandy
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Bonnybridge, United Kingdom
Pre-history of Scotland

This is really a museum of national importance, with significant finds of pre-historic Scotland... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Neil L
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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, investigage 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. To find out more, explore our web site, wander through our interactive map and see what's on our Events Programme.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even so it was well worth the trouble. The displays are both child friendly and very well detailed. The Museum is in the basement of the housee adjacent to the visitor centre. The shop is well stocked and the cafe sells beautiful coffee and carrot...More

Thank Whisky-Sandy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is really a museum of national importance, with significant finds of pre-historic Scotland. There are very few museums where the items are displayed so close to where they were found. Most are plundered by national curators and buried in basements in capital cities. The...More

Thank Neil L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently visited Kilmartin to see the standing stones, cairns, and other ancient sites. The museum is a great starting point since you can park your car and walk to several of the sites using a map you can get at the museum for one...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The folk are very friendly and there is plenty to keep all of the family interested for an hour or so. Whether it is playing the musical stones, to grinding flour, the museum is small but perfectly formed.

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative and you should also buy the excellent book - "In the footsteps of kings" from the Museum shop

Thank Gavin H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found the small kilmartin Museum very interesting with loads of local information especially about the nearby Cairns Castles etc,perhaps a touch expensive for a little musuem but can appreciate they do have costs to cover,possibly for a limited time each year. The cafe attached...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 5 June 2017

I have been before- and would go again- this small and perfectly formed museum introduces the visitor to all the stunning archaeological and historical sites in the surrounding area- and with a well displayed range of texts, pictures and artefacts charts the changes over 10...More

Thank Schadla-Hall T
Reviewed 30 May 2017

A historical museum that provides an education on neolithic man that resided in the area and context on the sites at Kilmartin Glenn. There is a small admission fee but it is totally worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank lfogo60
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We never tire of this lovely place. The museum is in an old house overlooking the valley and Glebe Cairn, with a great shop, quaint outside loos and a cafe next door. The museum is light and airy, and there are plenty of points where...More

1  Thank hfulton32
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Kilmartin House Museum displays multiple, ancient artefacts from as far back as 4-5,000 years BCE. Archeological sites are spread all along the Kilmartin Glen with a fascinating trail to investigate. Well worth a visit, many hours if there is time. The museum has children's activities...More

1  Thank John H
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