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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“standing stones” (41 reviews)
“local area” (10 reviews)
“gift shop” (11 reviews)
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Kilmartin PA31 8RQ, Scotland
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+44 1546 510278
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"standing stones"
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"local area"
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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"
in 4 reviews
"excellent cafe"
in 4 reviews
"small shop"
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"small space"
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"next door"
in 6 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 11 reviews
"hands on activities"
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"huge amount"
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"guided tour"
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"pre history"
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Reviewed yesterday

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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Kilmartin is a lovely place and the museum highlights the long history of human habitation of the area which shows up on even the most basic road atlas. Would benefit from use of the latest technology (drone footage) of the area to bring the visuals...More

Thank Kevin R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an extremely well thought out and delivered small museum telling the fascinating history of the area. We need to support these small museums or our history will end up locked away in a vault! The admission price is well worth it and please...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very disappointed. Firstly it is very overpriced, £12 for two seniors, for a very small 'museum' this is in our view well overpriced. By comparison we visited the slate quarry museum in Ellenabeich on Seil Island which was staffed by volunteers, free admission...More

Thank gary-with1r
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KilmartinMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Kilmartin Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. We are sorry you were disappointed with the museum. Our ticket prices are in line with other Argyll based visitor attractions and museums that are run by paid staff. We rely on visitor income to care for the ancient artefacts in...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

A family ticket is £14.50 and although you can return within the year this is unlikely to be of use to many given the remoteness. The museum is heavy on the printed word, which I normally like, but most of it is old, out of...More

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KilmartinMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Kilmartin Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thanks for your review. We are sorry you were disappointed with the museum. Reading through all the reviews we receive, there is a huge variety in how visitors respond to what we offer. We are very proud of our museum and the wide range of...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Useful little museum to understand the lay of the land. Friendly staff and food looked very inviting- although no time to stay this time around

Thank Ali S
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KilmartinMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Kilmartin Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at the museum and hope that you will be able to visit again soon.

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

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
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KilmartinMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Kilmartin Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the museum and surrounding area.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

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

Thank Steve R
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 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
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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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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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