The Stewartry Museum, Kirkcudbright

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The Stewartry Museum was founded in 1879, and first occupied part of the Kirkcudbright Town Hall. As the collection grew, the present purposebuilt museum was planned and opened in 1893. The museum has an old-world charm and exhibits a wealth of objects relating to the area known as The Stewartry or Kirkcudbrightshire (the eastern half of Galloway). Research Facilities The Stewartry Museum holds an impressive local history library and archive collection relating to the Stewartry and an extensive photographic archive. All of these resources can be accessed when visiting the museum. Prints of the photographic archive can be supplied, for those unable to visit the museum in person a postal research service is also available for a small fee. The Stewartry Museum opening hours vary throughout the year. Winter opening hours Monday - Saturday 11am - 4pm
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  • Went to the Stewartry museum in Kirkcudbright everything was looked after so well and written about expertly.Very interesting reading all about the artefacts that had collected over the years.Well wor...  more »
  • Very varied selection of locally found or sourced exhibits, housed in a beautiful old building and staff by extremely helpful and knowledgeable staff  more »
  • Possibly a bit mean as an average, but it is not a very good. There are some interesting things here John Paul Jones came from here before joining the US Navy and invading Whitehaven during the Wars o...  more »
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  • This is a great wee museum which put on topical displays and endeavours to engage children. Great place
  • I love this museum - it's got an eclectic and very varied mix of exhibits of historic interest, and an old-world feel that reminds you of what museums used to be like. I'm not sure how suitable it would be for very young children, but with everything from prehistoric arrowheads to victorian silverware on display, there's something that should pique most people's interest.
  • Fantastic place full of wonderful exhibitions
  • Quite a fun place to go kids enjoy it too.
  • A great selection of exhibits
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