The Dick Institute

Museums

Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, KA1 3BU

    The Dick Institute, located in the Ayrshire burgh of Kilmornock, features large museum displays of local and industrial history, fine art and natural sciences.

    The two contemporary art galleries host a regularly changing programme of exhibitions. The main gallery sits on the ground floor is often reputed to be the finest contemporary collection in the West of Scotland. The bright modern space also plays host to talks and workshops which accompany many of the exhibitions.

    The Young People's Gallery can also be found on the ground floor with a dedicated space organised by young people who are interested in the visual arts who meet regularly to discuss the gallery programme.

    Discover the Natural Sciences Gallery containing an array of animals, birds, rocks and fossils. Everything on view is taken from the institutes own natural history and archaeology collections, with some objects set aside for visitors to touch and handle.

    Thanks to recent refurbishments, the upper floor of the Dick is fully accessible for disabled visitors via the lift in the Young People’s Gallery or the main stairs.

    Gradings
    3 Museum
    Awards
    Mobility difficulties
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Galleries & Museums: Tue-Sat, 11am-5pm
    Library: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9am-8pm, Wed 10am-5pm and Sat 9am-5pm
    (Closed Public Holidays)

    Accessibility

    • Facilities for assistance dogs

    Domestic

    • Payphones Available
    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Entertainment Available

    Payment Methods

    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Paid Parking within easy distance
    • Public Parking Nearby
    • Taxi Rank < 100m from station

    Children

    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • Level Access
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Location

    • Town Centre
    • Town Location

    Special Requirements

    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Young People

    Road Directions

    Kilmarnock sits on the A77 and can be accessed from Glasgow or Ayr.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Kilmarnock sits on the A77 and can be accessed from Glasgow or Ayr.

    Getting there by railway:- From Kilmarnock Railway Station Taxi Rank at station entrance. By vehicle follow one-way system and turn left at Palace Theatre, along London Road, approximately 200 metres on right. By foot, along West George Street, left onto Portland Street into Kilmarnock Cross, through Burns Mall, along London Road, approximately 200 metres on right.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Prestwick International Airport head for Kilmarnock on A77. Head through town centre, join one-way system, left at Palace Theatre, along London Road, approximately 200 metres on right. From Glasgow International Airport head for Kilmarnock on M8, M77, A77 as above.

    Getting there by ferry:- From Cairnryan follow A77 to Kilmarnock, follow signs for Town Centre, join one-way system, turn left at Palace Theatre, along London Road, approximately 200 metres on right. From Troon head for Kilmarnock. From Ardrossan head for Kilmarnock.

    Transport within Scotland

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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
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the information point

    Lift

    • There is a lift

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

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