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The Stewartry Museum

St. Mary Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4AQ, Scotland
+44 1557 331643
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If you have ancestors who have lived In Kirkcudbrightshire then this museum is the place to come to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kenwood5106
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Interesting small museum

We enjoyed our hour in here learning about the Roman conquest of Scotland. This is a good place to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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...more
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St. Mary Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4AQ, Scotland
+44 1557 331643
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"local history"
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"stuffed animals"
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"well worth a visit"
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"interesting artifacts"
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"packed full"
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"family history"
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"local area"
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"local railway"
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"glass cases"
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"eggs"
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"small space"
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"treasure trove"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have ancestors who have lived In Kirkcudbrightshire then this museum is the place to come to for collecting information on Births, Marriages, Deaths and Census records. Vivienne who was working behind the counter was extremely helpful. I phoned prior to arriving and she...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our hour in here learning about the Roman conquest of Scotland. This is a good place to learn a little of the history of the town. It is also free.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

well worth a visit. There are lots of interesting things to see and the staff are very helpful. The museum is on 2 floors and holds everything from taxidermy to machinery. Everything is well labelled and looked after. A wee gem of a place .

Thank Nina M
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

What a superb friendly little gem of a place covering local history across the centuries from flint tools through to modern times We have a chance to try on a Roman helmet and breastplate along with a shield too Lovely lady who did the introduction...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Went to the Stewartry museum in Kirkcudbright everything was looked after so well and written about expertly.Very interesting reading all about the artefacts that had collected over the years.Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Very varied selection of locally found or sourced exhibits, housed in a beautiful old building and staff by extremely helpful and knowledgeable staff

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 12 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

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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
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