Kilmartin Glen, in the heart of Mid Argyll, is one of Scotland's richest prehistoric landscapes. Over 800 historic monuments, cairns, standing stones, stone circles and rock art dating back over 5000 years have been recorded within this area. Kilmartin Museum collects and cares for all of the archaeological objects that are found, by chance or excavation in Mid Argyll. Visitors and locals alike are able to enjoy these artefacts in the Museum gallery and they are able to step outside into the landscape to enjoy the sites and monuments where they were found. The Museum continues to carry out archaeological surveys and its excavations are continually uncovering new and exciting artefacts. Also on site is our welcoming, family friendly cafe with stunning views of the glen. Our gift and bookshop are stocked with jewellery, art, cards and craftwork from local artisans. Our book shop provides a range of fiction and reference books, of which many have a local or Scottish theme. Throughout the year there are various activities and events, please check our website for details. From Easter until the end of October, there is a guided walk every Wednesday from 1.30pm to 4pm. Discover what makes the ancient landscape of Kilmartin Glen so unique by joining knowledgeable volunteer guides on a guided glen walk. Walks are free, just sign up at the museum shop on the day. Walks take approximately two and a half hours and finish back at the Museum. Maximum 20 people. No dogs except guide dogs. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Boots and waterproofs recommended.
March-October Daily 10.00-17.30 November-December Daily 11.00-16.00 Closed: January-February
Please see our website for current admission charges.
- Historic Scotland
Kilmartin is two hours from Glasgow, eight miles north of Lochgilphead and 30 miles south of Oban on the A816.
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Facilities and services
- Baby changing facilities
- Education facilities available
- Facilities for private functions and events
- Library with public access
- Meeting room available
- Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
- Parking for disabled available
- Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
- Research facilities for academics
- Study facilities
- Toilets for disabled
- Wheelchair access to some public areas
Occasionally meetings are held in the library so it is better to check the library is available before travelling. Guided tours of the monuments are available during the summer months, please check website. Coach parties and groups are welcome but please book in advance.
- Academic publications and resources available
- Activities for pre-school children
- Adult lectures and courses held
- Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
- Direct teaching services for schools
- Events and resources for children and families
- Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
- Guided tours
- Member of staff available with responsibility for education
- Object identification and/or written enquiry service
- Pre-booking service for groups
- Primary school education service available
- Secondary school education service available
- Specialist publications on collections available
- Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
- Touch exhibits
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