Kilmartin Museum

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Kilmartin Museum

Kilmartin Museum
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There are more than 800 prehistoric and historic monuments within 10 miles of Kilmartin Village. 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. The Museum Gallery and shop are closed at Kilmartin Museum for the duration of the Redevelopment Project during 2021 & 2022. In spring 2021 we will be opening a 'Pop-up' cafe on site which will have an outdoor seating area and information about places to visit in the Glen. Educational activities and guided walks will continue within Covid-19 guidelines, so please visit our website or Facebook page for further information on our activities and the Redevelopment Project.
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SwedeViking17
Parkton, MD244 contributions
Small but Excellent
Sep. 2019
Any visit to Kilmartin Glen should start here at the museum so that you may become oriented to the Glen and its many prehistoric and historic sites and monuments.
Written October 28, 2019
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Chris P
Laguna Hills, CA114 contributions
Small Museum not needed to appreciate area
Sep. 2019
The signs for the museum is probably the first thing you will see from the road into Kilmartin Glen coming from the North. We stopped at the museum and noticed the cairns just right below the hill so thought we were at the right place. We rushed through the Museum due to time constraints but also because I was excited to see the Cairns and standing stones in the area. If we had planned on an entire day in the area then I may have appreciated the museum more. They did give us a nice map of the area. However, somehow I misunderstood the museum employee and believed I needed to hike down the hill from the museum to the cairn, then stay on the path a mile or so to some more cairns and standing stones. It was a long walk through beautiful fields. However, the best part of the walk where the standing stones were was about 1.5 miles from the museum from the trail. However once their I could see a parking lot and realized if we would have continued down the highway another mile or so we could have come to a parking lot for the standing stones and cairns which was better located. So I recommend if you stop at the museum don't go down the trail there, but get back in the car and drive another mile or so south on the right. You will see a turnout for another road and after a quick right see the parking lot for the most standing stones and cairns in the area. I wish the person at the museum would have explained this. Now if I had all day to appreciate the area it might have been good to go back to the museum and appreciate more the items in there.
Written October 2, 2019
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Michael S
Porthmadog, UK72 contributions
Small Museum with well presented artefacts & displays.
Sep. 2019 • Couples
Arrived in torrential rain! So we were unable to visit the cairns and stone monuments, however the museum was very informative about life in the Kilmartin area from prehistoric times, Bronze Age, Norse and medieval periods. I found the history of Crannogs on the lochs fascinating, also the stone moulds for casting silver metal working. Never knew about musical stones? The shop is well stocked, we only had coffee & cake in the lovely cafe but the lunches looked delicious. We will have to visit in better weather to fully appreciate the site.
Written September 12, 2019
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wazzamurph
cyprus43 contributions
Brilliant
Aug. 2019 • Family
We really enjoyed our visit the lady on the counter was fantastic and friendly our dogs could go in the shop. Our ticket lasts for 6 months if we happen to be back that way. The kids enjoyed the museum and did the activity book and the hands on things. We followed up with a visit to fort dunadd after.
Written September 1, 2019
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Marilyn W
South Queensferry, UK144 contributions
Been Here Before
Jul. 2019 • Family
My husband and I had been here about ten years ago and it has changed a lot. It is still an excellent museum, but totally different from what I remembered. I actually liked it better this time than the last time. It is quite a small museum but does give you a handy map of the area so that you can visit all the other sites nearby.
Written July 23, 2019
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crabisin
Glasgow, UK16 contributions
Well worth a visit
Jun. 2019
In a beautiful location/building, this interesting and informative museum ticks all the boxes. It gives a real sense of the area and people of the past and overlooks the very atmospheric walk which holds some off the cairns and standing stones of this historic area.
Written July 4, 2019
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SleafordJane
Sleaford, UK10 contributions
Interesting and well laid out.
Jun. 2019 • Couples
We visited after enjoying several walks in the local area and were keen to find out more about the rich heritage. We were not dissapointed as there were lots of visual displays and plenty of written information too. Probably not one for younger children although there were one or two interactive elements such as a chance to try grinding some corn into flour. I also liked the outdoor display of herbs used in dyeing, for fibre and for medicine. We topped off our visit with a visit to the lovely cafe.
Written June 25, 2019
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natscan06
Edinburgh, UK28 contributions
Interesting Musuem
Jun. 2019
We visited here on a rainy afternoon which was a great idea. The exhibition was really interesting and had a lot of information on prehistoric settlements and life in the area. The lady on reception was a bit morbid and had very little conversation. The gentleman in the exhibition was super friendly and was happy to answer any questions. We also ate in the cafe which had some really nice food although the service was a bit slow.
Written June 19, 2019
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robroy18
Boston, MA227 contributions
Great little museum
Jun. 2019 • Friends
Great little museum, well worth the price of admission. A really well thought out presentation which engages the viewer. The museum cafe is also a gem and gives you a delightful vista.
Written June 5, 2019
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Paul M
7 contributions
A must see pre-historic landscape
May 2019 • Couples
A perfect place to start a visit to this fantastic area of pre historic information and observations. Tasty coffee and snacks to set you on your way. Highly recommend starting off here to help plan the rest of your visit.
Written May 8, 2019
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