The Stewartry Museum was founded in 1879. As the collections grew, the present purpose-built museum was opened in 1893. In recent years the interior has been considerably upgraded whilst retaining its charm as a traditional late Victorian museum.
Its collections chiefly relate to the human and natural history of the Stewartry also known as Kirkcudbrightshire. The permanent collection includes the "Siller Gun" - Britain's earliest surviving sporting trophy, and works by Kirkcudbrightshire artists including Jessie M King. Temporary exhibitions highlight different aspects of the collection and Museums Service activities.
Open all year
Winter (1 October - 15 April): Monday - Saturday 11am - 4pm
Summer (16 April - 30 September): Monday - Saturday 11am - 5pm, Sunday 2pm - 5pm
Christmas and New Year
The museum will close early (2pm) on:
The building is closed on:
Admission is free.
The first floor of the museum is reached by a staircase - please contact us for more information.