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The Stewartry Museum, Kirkcudbright

Facility information

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.

Opening hours

Open all year
Winter (1 October - 15 April): Monday - Saturday 11am - 4pm
Summer (16 April - 30 September): Monday - Saturday 11am - 5pm, Sunday 2pm - 5pm

Admission charges

Admission is free.

Events and exhibitions


The first floor of the museum is reached by a staircase - please contact us for more information.

Contact details

The Stewartry Museum
St Mary Street
01557 331643
Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street

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