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“So much more than a Mill!!! A pure gem of a place.....”
Review of Dalgarven Mill

Dalgarven Mill
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

We visited Dalgarven Mill last week (Aug 2017) and found it absolutely amazing. The Mill was hidden away down a small lane but you could hear the water wheel going as we parked the car. The ground floor and some of the 1st floor are given over to an amazing costume museum/display. The historic dresses are beautiful and have small interesting notes on their specific history by each outfit. There are also accessories displayed like hats and gloves and jewellery. As we were looking around we were asked by a chap if we were enjoying the dresses - The chap turned out to be Rob, the owner of the collections and the Mill. He was really interesting to talk too and was extremely passionate about the place and the costumes and spent a good hour with us showing us some achive pieces. The other areas of the Mill have displays of room settings of the past and you can also see the moving workings of the Mill as it would have worked -driven by the water wheel. On site is also a lovely tea room. Freshly made soup and a home baked cake selection was available as well as sandwiches and toasties and a specials board. If you are within an hours drive of Dalgerven Mill it is a must for a visit. We spent over 3 hours there and enjoyed every minute and could have spent longer had we explored the woodland walks. Well done Rob and the team for all your hard work in restoring the Mill to its current state, we hope to come and visit again on our next trip to Scotland and see how you have developed further. Thank you for spending so much time with us showing us some of the archive clothing and introducing us to some other back stage members of your team. Xxx

Thank Super_mum1971
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

This review just relates to the café, as we did not have time to take in the mill exhibition. The café is within the old mill building and so you experience the history of the place. The food is lunch time food ( soup, sandwiches, flan/quiche, cakes etc.) and it is excellent. The quality is high and the costs are average, so definitely a place to visit. We have been several time recently and will be going again soon

Thank MarkH3210
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

Visited the museum this week and found it fascinating. The costumes were especially interesting as was the dolls house.
We had lunch in the cafe later and it was delicious. Try the home made soup!!!
The staff were all lovely and friendly.
The only downside was that we could not see the wheel actually working as there had been a lot of rain

Thank Pat S
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

A visit to this restored mill house was fascinating. The costume museum had some wonderful outfits in superb condition and Robert Ferguson's little chat made it even more interesting. The artefacts and settings of the bygone years was most interesting and I could recognise some of them from my early years. Finished off with coffee and cake in the cafe. A wonderful afternoon out. Keep up the good work.

Thank jaymack46
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Visited on a number of occasions and I have always been impressed with the owner/curator's enthusiasm and the eclectic mix of Ayrshire history that he has assembled.

It is definitely worth a visit, lovely setting, good little cafeteria and great for a day out.

Thank Hugh W
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