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Kilmartin Museum

Kilmartin PA31 8RQ, Scotland
+44 1546 510278
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There are more than 800 prehistoric and historic monuments within 10 miles of Kilmartin Village. 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 Museum is an award winning world-class centre for archaeology and landscape interpretation established to protect, investigate and interpret this internationally important archaeological landscape and the artefacts that have been found here. There is an on site shop and an award winning cafe. To find out more, explore our web site and see what's on our Events Programme.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“local area” (11 reviews)
“standing stones” (44 reviews)
“gift shop” (11 reviews)
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Kilmartin PA31 8RQ, Scotland
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+44 1546 510278
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"local area"
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"standing stones"
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"gift shop"
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"surrounding area"
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"interesting displays"
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"ancient sites"
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"couple of hours"
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"excellent cafe"
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"small shop"
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"small space"
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"well worth a visit"
in 12 reviews
"next door"
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"hands on activities"
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"guided tour"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A stunning little museum with loads of history and very friendly staff. We were given a very useful map to find the standing stones. We really enjoyed looking at all the artifacts on display

Thank stinKiwi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small museum is next to a field of cairns and standing stones and does a thoughtful job of communicating the evolution of Scotland's environment and human's approach to living in it. The coolest thing about this museum is that it displays artifacts actually found...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an ideal stop as we passed through the village of Kilmartin. First impressions are definitely deceiving. Although it may look small and not up to much inside lies an abundance of history and artefacts. When inside you instinctively know that much thought and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found a leaflet for this museum at our hotel and visited on our way to Oban. Absolutely fascinating little museum, cannot recommend it highly enough. Gained lots of information regarding the history of the area and how people lived and worked. Museum hopes to expand...More

Thank Aislingich
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

If you are here to explore the glen and it's plentiful neolithic archaeology, start with a visit to this small museum. It is very informative and well worth a visit. You an buy an area map of all of the major sites in the immediate...More

Thank Julie D
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

We visited the museum to prepare for a walking tour of some of the prehistoric sites around Kilmartin. The museum is small but very well done and very informative. It has a good book store and very helpful staff who helped us plan a short...More

Thank peter l
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

This small museum will only take around half an hour but it has some very interesting facts about the surrounding cairns and standing stones. The attached cafe is well worth stopping off for a coffee or light lunch

Thank LadyGAxbridge
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

This long history around Kilmartin was well presented and the museum presents everything very well, we thought the price was reasonable and are happy to support these local treasures. Good food to be had as well. The museum is a good starting point for a...More

Thank Simon A
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

The museum is pretty expensive, although it gives free entry for a second visit in a year - not that this is likely for most visitors. Or even needed for most as you will have easily seen everything the first time. It is interesting enough,...More

Thank David R
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

apart from th ehistory this establishment offers refrehments of a high standard, home baked scone are just perfect.

Thank James H
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marybblack
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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
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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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