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The Stewartry Museum

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Address: St. Mary Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4AQ, Scotland
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+44 1557 331643
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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The Stewartry Museum was founded in 1879, and first occupied part of the...

The Stewartry Museum was founded in 1879, and first occupied part of the Kirkcudbright Town Hall. As the collection grew, the present purpose-built museum was planned and opened in 1893. The Museum has an old-world charm and exhibits a wealth of objects relating to the area known as The Stewartry of Kirkcudbrightshire.

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This museum has a wide range of fascinating information complete with visuals covering many centuries. An informative hour or two can be spent here

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 November 2016
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Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
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Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This museum has a wide range of fascinating information complete with visuals covering many centuries. An informative hour or two can be spent here

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

They have something for everyone there are lots of different things in the museum from many animals and farming equipment to bells and clothing there are several cup and ring stones

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Thank Jenny P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Nice lady behind the desk allowed us to bring our little well behaved dog in if we carried her. Spent an interesting time looking at the broad variety of exhibits. Some nice references to the history of the town and plenty of photos lovely little museum. Worth a visit.

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Thank DNLE1234
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Huge selection of artifacts and the staff are very friendly and eager to engage all. It's not 21st century with fancy electronics, it's a good old fashioned collection

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Thank Myles E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

lots of knowledge and information. friendly staff with lots of local memories photos, plans etc they have specialist events throughout the holidays specifically for kids

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Thank Nadine M
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Visited the museum yesterday for the second time in 2 weeks. Have enjoyed my visits. Unfortunately the size of the building doesn't allow for the amount of exhibits the museum would like to display. An interesting place. Definitely recommend a visit.

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Sharow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Wow! What a little gem this is. Greeted with a warm smile and given a brief synopsis of what was there and then left to dive into the local history and artefacts that surround you. Well laid out and well presented information that captivates you from the outset. All sorts of things to see, too many to mention here but... More 

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Thank Allister M
Sleepy Suffolk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a lovely small museum full of interesting items - a great place to spend an hour or two, particularly on a rainy day! The building itself is beautiful, outside and in, a ground floor with an attractive gallery on the first floor. Both include objects in display cases and free standing, and there's a huge variety of things... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I spent the better part of 2 days there and found a few things in the family history I want aware of. They have so much information and are very helpful! Great little museum also.

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Thank Elizabeth R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This is quite an interesting museum, but I feel like it is in need of a bit of TLC. I was interested to see their latest exhibit of childhood toys etc but it fell short of my expectations with everything behind glass when the advert had made it sound like a sensory experience for children. The taxidermy is worth a... More 

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