history museums in Ayrshire & Arran
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Ayrshire & Arran Museums & Galleries

including civic and independent art galleries and museums in Ayrshire & Arran...

Museums long ago ceased to be stuffy rooms full of glass cases containing bits of old pottery and fossilised bones. Today even most conventional museums include changing displays but over recent years there has been a growth in industrial and "living" museums. Here you can learn about local heritage, get a feel for how people lived and worked, the hardships they endured...

Galleries listed include not just civic galleries displaying publicly owned artworks, but also privately owned galleries with items for sale.

Ayrshire & Arran Museums and Galleries


Greenock Road, Largs, KA30 8QL
Tel: 01475 689777     E-mail: info@naleisure.co.uk
Web: www.naleisure.co.uk

The Viking Experience is not only educational and action packed, it also houses many other attractions, including its own 500 seat cinema.

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Maclaurin Galleries

Rozelle Park, Monument Road, Ayr, KA7 4NQ
Tel: 01292 443708     Fax: 01292 442065
E-mail: Rozelle.House@south-ayrshire.gov.uk
Web: www.themaclaurin.org.uk

Classic and contemporary arts and crafts. Open Mon + Wed - Sat 10-5, closed Tues, Sun 12-5.

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McKechnie Institute

The McKechnie Institute, Dalrymple Street, Girvan, KA269AE
Tel: 01465 713643    Fax: 01465 713643
Web: www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk

Exhibitions relating to Girvan and the Carrick area, covering aspects of trade, travel, fishing, social activities and Ailsa Craig.

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Rozelle House Galleries

Rozelle Park, Monument Road, AYR, KA74NQ
Tel: 01292 445447    Fax: 01292 442065
E-mail: Rozelle.House@south-ayrshire.gov.uk
Web: www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk

Currently exhibiting the, ‘Tam O’ Shanter’ collection, a series of 54 paintings, by Alexander Goudie.

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North Ayrshire Heritage Centre

Manse Street, Saltcoats, KA21 5AA
Tel/Fax: 01294 464174     E-mail: naheritage@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Web: www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk

The history of North Ayrshire with displays of archaeology, costume, transport, and popular culture and local + family history.

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Burns House Museum

Mauchline, KA5 5BZ
Tel: 01563 554902     Web: www.visiteastayrshire.com

The museum displays a variety of objects associated with the poet, including manuscripts and household objects.

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