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Kilmartin Museum

Kilmartin PA31 8RQ, Scotland
+44 1546 510278
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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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  • Average7%
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Kilmartin PA31 8RQ, Scotland
+44 1546 510278
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A really interesting little museum. Lots of information about the Iron Age & Neolithic history in the area (of which there is plenty) and lots of interactive things for kids (particularly liked the listening activities and the 'ringing stone') A welcome shelter from the rain...More

Thank Frecklechops31
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good place to get a basic understanding of the archaeological significance, however there is much conjecture in the displays. Be prepared to spend a good time walking if you want to see the whole surroundings

Thank Kelcardon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small, compact museum that tells the story of the Glen very well - a good taster before walking the monuments

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fairly good introduction to the archaeological significance of Kilmartin Glen and the massive cairn burial mounds to be found here. Indeed there's much more than stone remains but I was curiously little moved by the exhibits. More pizzazz to involve children and adults please!...More

Thank Cliodna Rhys W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting and well curated museum detailing the history of the local area. The museum is housed in its own building on a site which includes a cafe, toilets, car park and gift shop. As well as the many exhibits in the museum you have...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Musuem is smaller than expected. Interesting but not overly helpful. The cafe was awful. Worst coffee. Milk was burned. The flan was supposed to highlight cheese and tasted like rubber egg. We'd been looking forward to this visit and felt letdown.

Thank Philip N
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This museum is small but very interesting and leads you to want to look at the surrounding area. There is a huge amount of information in a small space. I did feel that £6.50 for entry was a tad steep for the size of the...More

Thank sylvestra
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The museum is the only chargeable site in the glen,in itself it may seem expensive at £6.50 but as an introduction to the amazing sites in the glen which may take 1 or 2 days to explore it is well worth it. It is also...More

Thank GandC_UK
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Kilmartin is a tiny village and the high standards of the museum as well as the cafe, the church and the layout of the monuments are a great tribute to community enterprise and enthusiasm. The museum is well laid out and provides a good overview...More

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 28 September 2017

There is a lot of information in the museum and an awful lot of reading. We were en-route to Islay so didn't have enough time to make the best use of the attractions in the Glen so we chose the museum. I think £6.50 (£5.50...More

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3 September 2017|
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
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