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Wigtown Museum

Wigtown Museum tells the story of the Burgh of Wigtown and various items of Wigtown memorabilia are on display.

Opening hours

The museum is open from April to September each year: 

Monday - 10am to 5pm
Tuesday - 10am to 5pm
Wednesday - 10am to 5pm
Thursday - 10am to 5pm
Friday - 10am to 5pm
Saturday - 10am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Location map

Wigtown County Buildings, Wigtown, DG8 9JH

Facility information

  • Free entry
  • Disabled access throughout

Wigtown Museum tells the story of the Burgh of Wigtown and various items of Wigtown memorabilia are on display. The most important group of objects is a collection of bronze weights and measures acquired in 1707 and the most complete set of early 18th century town weights in Scotland.

The museum is also home to an 18th century prison cell known locally as 'The Martyrs Cell' because of its supposed association with the Wigtown Martyrs.

Contact details

  • Call 01776 705088
Page last updated: 03/08/17