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Kilmartin Museum

Kilmartin PA31 8RQ, Scotland
+44 1546 510278
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Don't drink the coffee

Musuem is smaller than expected. Interesting but not overly helpful. The cafe was awful. Worst... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Philip N
via mobile
Interesting little museum

This museum is small but very interesting and leads you to want to look at the surrounding area... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Angus, 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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“standing stones” (40 reviews)
“gift shop” (10 reviews)
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Kilmartin PA31 8RQ, Scotland
+44 1546 510278
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Musuem is smaller than expected. Interesting but not overly helpful. The cafe was awful. Worst coffee. Milk was burned. The flan was supposed to highlight cheese and tasted like rubber egg. We'd been looking forward to this visit and felt letdown.

Thank Philip N
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is small but very interesting and leads you to want to look at the surrounding area. There is a huge amount of information in a small space. I did feel that £6.50 for entry was a tad steep for the size of the...More

Thank sylvestra
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is the only chargeable site in the glen,in itself it may seem expensive at £6.50 but as an introduction to the amazing sites in the glen which may take 1 or 2 days to explore it is well worth it. It is also...More

Thank GandC_UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kilmartin is a tiny village and the high standards of the museum as well as the cafe, the church and the layout of the monuments are a great tribute to community enterprise and enthusiasm. The museum is well laid out and provides a good overview...More

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lot of information in the museum and an awful lot of reading. We were en-route to Islay so didn't have enough time to make the best use of the attractions in the Glen so we chose the museum. I think £6.50 (£5.50...More

1  Thank NIRS3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Augments a visit to the prehistoric sites on the Kilmartin plain. Has a number of artifacts and also includes hands on activities for kids.

Thank mcateesphar13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice little museum, but we're disappointed that a number of the features were offline & to be fair poorly designed (the sound posts). As archaeologists we might be being over critical, but the there seemed to be a focus on particular periods and we...More

Thank SamCatPickle
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Museum itself is small but well laid out with good information. Leaflet however advises that to learn more about exploring round about you should buy the guide. Unsure where to start the Dalriada trail and think an obvious sign or pointer could be useful. Cafe...More

Thank 360elzabethp
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great museum with lots of information and well laid out. Great little gift/book shop with a variety of locally handcrafted jewellery and quilts, etc. based on themes from the rock art at the site. Good restaurant for lunch with hearty soup and bread. Tour of...More

Thank Celestialpilgrim
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Travelled here with my Alaskan cousin and his family. Great visitor attractions, museum is very informative and hands on. Audio was a bit dodgy but what we could hear was interesting. Would recommend it, we also stopped at lots of other standing stones/cairns in the...More

Thank Trouper9
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3 September 2017|
Response from Dave B | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be difficult for a person in a wheelchair to get to some of the sites. I was recovering from a broken foot and thought it was pretty rough going...mud, gates, and those grates on the paths to keep the sheep... More
3 September 2017|
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Response from RHB711 | Reviewed this property |
There is a path without steps from the car park to the Museum - don't use the short cut next to the toilets as it has uneven stone steps but keep to the track towards the front of the 'house' and left of the shortcut and you... More