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Kilmartin Museum

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Address: Kilmartin PA31 8RQ , Scotland
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There are more than 350 ancient monuments within a six-mile radius of the...

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.

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Good museum with a lovely cafe and little shop.

Good museum with a lovely cafe and little shop. Daily newspapers available to read when having something to eat/drink. Lovely view across the land. Good place to stop.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good museum with a lovely cafe and little shop. Daily newspapers available to read when having something to eat/drink. Lovely view across the land. Good place to stop.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum isn't huge but has a wealth of information about the history that surround in Kilmartin Glen! Some artefacts were found in a field just outside the museum...great to connect on such a close scale!! Everything is well laid out and descriptions are easy to understand. I also noticed they had loads for kids to do..sometimes it's hard to... More 

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This small museum doesn't have a lot of the interactive bells-and-whistles that major museums do for the younger set, but it was just fine for this baby boomer. They did have a grinding stone and some other items that kids could try their hands at. Fascinating collection of items that have been retrieved from the area's archaeological digs with explanations... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a great example of a local museum at its best. Informative without being didactic and all the better for some of the sites being visible through the windows.

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Denton, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We heading to Kilmartin and the standing stones on the recommendation of our B&B host. The Museum has a fascinating display of stones, tools, and other items and written narratives throughout. The buildings and grounds are gorgeous as well. A nice stop!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

A much enjoyed little piece of Scottish history, on a perfect seating really interesting and informative, a good way to spend a couple of hours

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Very informative museum with a wealth of detail on the Glen and surrounding area through history. Our boys loved the milling!!!

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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Kilmartin is a quaint village in an area surrounded by so many ancient and historic sites that it's of international significance. [According to the museum there are more than 800 prehistoric and historic sites within 10 miles of the village.] Kilmartin museum holds a fascinating collection of items from these nearby sites as well as interactive models and even recordings... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I recommend visiting this museum before walking to the standing stones, chambered tombs, and henges in Kilmartin Glen.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The museum is a small but an excellent presentation of the area's history and archaeological finds. We also went on the guided walk, led by enthusiastic volunteers on Wednesday afternoons. Our guides, Michael and Laura, were excellent and led us cheerfully and expertly on a two and a half hour walk to see the cairns of the linear cemetery and... More 

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