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Kilmartin Museum

Kilmartin PA31 8RQ, Scotland
+44 1546 510278
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Great little museum

Augments a visit to the prehistoric sites on the Kilmartin plain. Has a number of artifacts and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
mcateesphar13
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Sacramento, California
Museum with lots of potential

A nice little museum, but we're disappointed that a number of the features were offline & to be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SamCatPickle
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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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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Kilmartin PA31 8RQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Augments a visit to the prehistoric sites on the Kilmartin plain. Has a number of artifacts and also includes hands on activities for kids.

Thank mcateesphar13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice little museum, but we're disappointed that a number of the features were offline & to be fair poorly designed (the sound posts). As archaeologists we might be being over critical, but the there seemed to be a focus on particular periods and we...More

Thank SamCatPickle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum itself is small but well laid out with good information. Leaflet however advises that to learn more about exploring round about you should buy the guide. Unsure where to start the Dalriada trail and think an obvious sign or pointer could be useful. Cafe...More

Thank 360elzabethp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum with lots of information and well laid out. Great little gift/book shop with a variety of locally handcrafted jewellery and quilts, etc. based on themes from the rock art at the site. Good restaurant for lunch with hearty soup and bread. Tour of...More

Thank Celestialpilgrim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled here with my Alaskan cousin and his family. Great visitor attractions, museum is very informative and hands on. Audio was a bit dodgy but what we could hear was interesting. Would recommend it, we also stopped at lots of other standing stones/cairns in the...More

Thank Trouper9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well laid out museum packed with facts and exhibits with 'hands on' experiences for children and adults alike.

Thank jennymj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a little museum that interprets the prehistoric landscape surrounding Kilmartin. There is lots of information on the archeological finds and science behind the history. We were told that funding has been made available for a full upgrade of the museum and the interpretation....More

Thank Brittens
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small museum in basement of large house with good displays, maps and some exhibits. Mainly about pre BC history within 20 miles around Kilmartin Glen. Current charge £6.50 for adults. Free car parking. Toilets, cafe and small shop alongside. Old historic sites nearby.

Thank RHB711
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Kilmartin Museum to get some background into the area before we visited the pre-historic remains. I was impressed with the museum, although it wasn't that big it was packed with interesting and well presented information and some incredible finds. The museum was...More

Thank Sara G
Reviewed 17 August 2017

An interesting indoor museum of this important site. However, it is a pity we did not have time to wander the site to really see it. You definitely need a day here.

Thank Mel B
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marybblack
3 September 2017|
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Response from Dave B | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be difficult for a person in a wheelchair to get to some of the sites. I was recovering from a broken foot and thought it was pretty rough going...mud, gates, and those grates on the paths to keep the sheep... More
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marybblack
3 September 2017|
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Response from RHB711 | Reviewed this property |
There is a path without steps from the car park to the Museum - don't use the short cut next to the toilets as it has uneven stone steps but keep to the track towards the front of the 'house' and left of the shortcut and you... More
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