Kilmartin Museum, Kilmartin
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Kilmartin Museum is located in Kilmartin. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Kilmartin holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Kilmartin Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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A much enjoyed little piece of Scottish history, on a perfect seating really interesting and informative, a good way to spend a couple of hours
Very informative museum with a wealth of detail on the Glen and surrounding area through history. Our boys loved the milling!!!
Kilmartin is a quaint village in an area surrounded by so many ancient and historic sites that it's of international significance. [According to the museum there are more than 800 prehistoric and hist... read more »
This is an outstanding museum. Although the building may be small, the amount of information and artifacts attractively and informatively displayed is impressive, and the incredible history in the surrounding landscape is stunning. This is an excellent family museum, perfect for kids as young as 6 or 7, and for all ages above. All of our party (ages 10, 16, 19, 44 and 45) very much enjoyed the hands-on displays that added to the full context of the exhibits. The cafe is really top-notch and the gift shop is lovely. I'd put this on par with the National Museum of Scotland, just highly focused and most of the things to see are in the landscape outside, which again makes it appealing for families! My one wish is that there was a guidebook to buy similar to those at Urquhart Castle, to consult as we walked the landscape and carry home with us after.
Personally I found myself internally excited before entering the museum and wasn't disappointed when I went inside. What greeted me was an impressive and very informative displays of prehistoric life in the surrounding area dating back to pre-Columba and Moluag times, which included interesting hands on experience which I have no doubt children of all ages would enjoy. I certainly did, especially the singing stones! What was impressive was the sizable population covering an exstensive area together with the number of Monoliths and other prehistoric monuments, some 800, that could be viewed at leisure. On returning to the cafeteria for a welcome drink and digest what we saw, we admired the building it was in as being impressive in its day and surmised about its possible occupiers. My companion described a thick set individual wearing furskin jacket and hose which had leather straps around the legs below the knee to the feet. He said that he was impressed to go to Fort Dunadd. I would be interested to know if anyone else has experienced this or similar individuals in and around the museum
A great cafe and shop in a beautifully restored building, as well as an informative and interesting museum experience :-) Great service, delicious food, and some really nice jewellery and crafts in th shop. Highly recommend it if you're in th area :-D
This is a superb place to visit. The museum is great with lots of hands on stuff for the children, and the glen (if you can find your way from the museum) is a lovely walk with superb neolithic and bronze age archaeology finishing up with two superb stone rings. My only complaint is: "why can't all be nearer because there is never enough time to see it all".
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