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The Stewartry Museum

St. Mary Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4AQ, Scotland
+44 1557 331643
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Small local town museum

Possibly a bit mean as an average, but it is not a very good. There are some interesting things... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Graham I
A small old fashioned museum

A good wee museum to learn about the area, but having been to so many similar museums I found it a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Jacqueline M
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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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St. Mary Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4AQ, Scotland
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+44 1557 331643
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Possibly a bit mean as an average, but it is not a very good. There are some interesting things here John Paul Jones came from here before joining the US Navy and invading Whitehaven during the Wars of Independence.

Thank Graham I
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A good wee museum to learn about the area, but having been to so many similar museums I found it a little dull. I was surprised they didn't have more about Jessie M King who was one of the famous artists from the area.

Thank Jacqueline M
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Parking on the road outside or in a nearby car park. No admission fee. The exhibits are on two levels and comprise an eclectic mixture of both local and other objects with local interest or conection covering natural history, agriculture, archaeology and more. A good...More

Thank ac840
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a sweet little museum full of local information. If you can put up with the dead animals on the second floor it's a great place to go and very informative about the local area

Thank rjdy
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Good location on the A road. Very large number of artifacts from Neolithic era through relatively modern times. Allow at least one hour.

Thank jim b
Reviewed 25 September 2017

For a town the size of Kirkcubright to host such a display of varied artifacts is a credit to the town's people, well worth a visit.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Having read the previous mostly complimentary reviews, I have to say I was very disappointed with the actual visitor experience. Ditch the stuffed animals and fish and update the other artefacts on offer. I wanted to explore the history of Kirkcudbright and sadly, this little...More

Thank Anthea L
Reviewed 19 September 2017

first visit to museum thoroughly enjoyed it .exhibits are informative and varied and well displayed. will be back for a second visit.

Thank l164johnson
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is a must visit place in the town--it has ALL the history of the area --potted --into one place --a real find --that you probably just pass by---dont pop in and have a look

Thank bill c
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Great wee museum, lots to see, very informative about the local history and trails for kids to do. Well worth a visit

Thank BBaby2014
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