The North Ayrshire Heritage Centre


Manse Street, Saltcoats, KA21 5AA

    Ancestry, Artefacts, Archives. These three words sum up what you'll find at North Ayrshire Heritage Centre. Whether you are researching your family history, interested in local history or enjoy museum exhibits we welcome your visit.

     North Ayrshire Heritage Centre brings together all aspects of the area's rich history under one roof.  Here you will find museum artefacts, a local history library,  archives and a genealogy service.  Items on permanent display include a 13th century carved stone sarcophagus, fossilised tree trunks, part of a stone celtic cross and a hand operated fire cart. There is also a programme of temporary exhibitions  throughout the year.

    Entry is free.

    3 Museum
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Mon- Fri 09.30- 17.00 Sat. 10.00-17.00 Closed for lunch 13.00-14.00 daily


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome


    • 24hr CCTV
    • ASVA Member
    • Level Access
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Town Location


    • Public Toilet Facilities For visitors' use

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop Books and maps relating to local area

    Special Requirements

    • Groups Welcome Please ring in advance
    • School Groups Welcome Please ring to arrange visit

    Road Directions

     13 Kirk Gate, Manse Street, Saltcoats. KA21 5HB

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- Exit Saltcoats station, turn right on to Main Road. Keep walking to crest of hill.  The Heritage Centre is on left hand side before the Sainsbury supermarket.

    Bus stops outside the Centre.

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair


    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction


    • There is an audible alarm system
    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • all routes
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
    • Lighting effective throughout the attraction for visually impaired visitors e.g. pools of light and dark areas are avoided


    • Staff who have contact with visitors have disability awareness training

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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