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Stranraer Museum

Opening times and contact details for Stranraer Museum.

About us

Stranraer's historic Old Town Hall, built in 1776, is the home of Stranraer Museum.

Step inside and discover Wigtownshire's fascinating past. See one of Scotland's oldest ploughs, look at Victorian Wigtownshire in 3-D photographs and follow in the footsteps of Stranraer's own Polar explorers.

Plus displays on archaeology, local history, farming and dairying. Temporary exhibitions are held throughout the year and there are activities for all the family.

The Museum is on George Street in the centre of town.

Visit us

Opening times

  • Monday - Friday: 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Sundays: Closed

Admission charge

Admission is free.

Events and exhibitions

Our collections

Loans are available to schools and community groups for a period of up to two weeks. If you would like to borrow a loan collection please contact us to find out if the collection you need is available. If it is, we will reserve if for a week and you can collect it anytime during museum opening hours.

Treasure Tours

The Museums service has brought together the best of the historical treasure tours. In the collection at Stranraer Museum you will find the following:

  • Ayrshire Whitework Baby's Bonnet
  • Decorate Leather Strips
  • Edwardian Lead Soliders
  • Magic Shoes
  • Mediaeval Illuminated Manuscript
  • Peden's Cup
  • Sir John Ross's Beef Can
  • Stone Gaming Board
  • The Wreck of the "Orion"
  • Viking Cat Skinning Trough
  • Whisky Bottle from the "Firth of Cromarty"
  • Wigtown Burgh Measures

Visit the Future Museum website for further information on museum collections in Dumfries and Galloway and Ayrshire.

Contact details

Stranraer Museum
55 George Street
01776 705088
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Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street

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