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Dalgarven Mill

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Fantastic museum and coffee shop

We had a totally fascinating afternoon at DALGARVEN MILL. We were not prepared for the abundance of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ayrshire, United Kingdom
unexpected find near Dalry with some disabled access

This was quite near where we were staying but not that obvious a place to viist, but I am glad we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Kilwinning KA13 6PL, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a totally fascinating afternoon at DALGARVEN MILL. We were not prepared for the abundance of local historical artefacts and tools from the past set inside this beautiful old flour mill. We were given an amazing insight into the past by the owner of...More

Thank jinty20162017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was quite near where we were staying but not that obvious a place to viist, but I am glad we did. When you approach the mill, if you have blue badge parking you can avoid the car park and carry on and park a...More

Thank janeyShropshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great little find - old mill, costume collection, farm equipment and household paraphernalia through the years, and a lovely little tearoom too. Spent a couple of hours here and loved it, so interesting. £5 charge to go round the exhibits was well...More

Thank mw30
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent place to spend an hour or so. A step back in time to how people dressed in victorian times and how the mill functioned.. the 2 lady staff were very friendly and welcoming. There was a £5 entry fee which i didnt mind...More

Thank Toffee A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been past this place many times and never really considered going in before. We I’d however stop for a coffee on the way home from a walk and thought it was fantastIc to see that the history of our local area was being kept...More

Thank ColinJackie
Reviewed July 24, 2018

The staff are friendly and helpful. The collection of costumes is amazing. As are the old farming equipment and household objects from the past. The building itself is an old mill which has been restored and there are many artefacts from milling. Well worth a...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed July 23, 2018

The welcome in the venue is warm and genuine and the staff are willing to spend the time with you to help you understand what you are seeing. The collection of dresses are stunning and if you are fortunate enough to have a viewing of...More

1  Thank Norman G
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Everyone was very friendly, and the collections within the Mill were very interesting to behold. There was a nice wee tea room as well.

1  Thank hazelbuchan
Reviewed July 3, 2018

This is a delightful and very personal museum. It is tucked out of the way but well worth visiting. An eclectic collection of old farm artefacts and quite beautiful costume collection. Add to that a cafe with home made food and baking and you have...More

Thank Helen P
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Spent a delightful day on 27 June 2018 at Dalgarven Mill being entertained by the current 80 year old Patriarch Owner/Trustee, Robbie Ferguson, with tales and anecdotes of how he and his wife, Moira, have saved and resurrected this ancient rural site (dates back to...More

1  Thank Norma C
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May 27, 2018|
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Response from Janet D | Reviewed this property |
No unfortunately not. The mill is a very interesting place to visit but is an old building. There is a cafe but no play area.
April 19, 2017|
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Response from Liz B | Reviewed this property |
If it's The Museum of Ayrshire Country Life and Costume at Dalgarven Mill you want to visit, I think we paid £4.50 per adult, sorry I don't know the price for children. Hope this is of help. We really enjoyed our visit and... More