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There are more than 350 ancient monuments within a six-mile radius of the village of Kilmartin, Argyll: 150 of them are prehistoric. This extraordinary concentration and diversity of monuments distinguishes the Kilmartin Glen as an area of outstanding archaeological importance. It is one of Scotland’s richest prehistoric landscapes. Kilmartin House Museum is an award winning world-class centre for archaeology and landscape interpretation established to protect, investigage and interpret this internationally important archaeological landscape and the artefacts that have been found here. At this unique and vibrant centre you can also see ‘The Valley of Ghosts’ audio-visual – a time travelling experience with breath taking imagery and haunting music. There is an on site shop and an award winning cafe.
Kilmartin House Museum
The Museum is OPEN seven days per week from 10am – 5.30pm 1st March to 31st October and then from 11am - 4pm until Wednesday 23rd December
The Glebe Cairn Café is open daily from 10 – 5.00 and is open for evening meals on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
(please phone 01546 510 278 to book for evening meals)
From 31st October our opening times are reduced and the Museum is generally CLOSED from 23rd December to 1st March.
Your visit to Kilmartin House Museum starts off with an intense audio-visual experience. Lasting 15 minutes, the presentation is designed to give you a feeling for the power and beauty of the landscape of Mid Argyll and the layers of history and the memories that lie within it.
You can then visit our permanent award winning exhibition, which along with extensive interpretive material contains ancient artefacts from our own collection as well as local archaeological objects on loan from other Museums. You can also try out a range of hands-on activities – including our popular quern stones and stone axe polisher! The museum also regularly stages temporary exhibitions featuring a wealth of local artists.
Equipped with an understanding of the generations of people who have shaped this land over the last 8,000 years, you can go out into the landscape and explore some of the sites and monuments they left behind.
Tel: 0044(0) 1546 510 278 or visit www.kilmartin.org for more information.
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