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The Stewartry Museum, Kirkcudbright

The Stewartry Museum has an old world charm and exhibits a wealth of objects relating to the area known as The Stewartry, or Kirkcudbrightshire (the eastern half of Galloway).

Opening hours

Monday - 11am to 5pm
Tuesday - 11am to 5pm
Wednesday - 11am to 5pm
Thursday - 11am to 5pm
Friday - 11am to 5pm
Saturday - 11am to 5pm
Sunday - 2pm to 5pm

We have a regular programme of events for children and adults:

Activities and events

Location map

St Mary Street, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4AQ

Facility information

  • Free entry
  • Disabled access - ground floor but stairs to first floor

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 objects relating to the area known as The Stewartry of Kirkcudbrightshire.

It also has research facilities and holds an extensive local history library and photographic  collection relating to the Stewartry. All of these resources can be accessed when visiting the Museum.  Prints of the photographic archive can be supplied, for those unable to visit the museum in person a postal research service is also available for a small fee.

Contact details

Page last updated: 02/06/17