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
May, June & September: Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday 2pm-5pm
July & August: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 2pm-5pm
October: Monday-Saturday 11am-4pm, Sunday 2pm-5pm
November to April: Monday-Saturday 11am-4pm
Admission is free.
The first floor of the museum is reached by a staircase - please contact us for more information.