The Doon Valley Museum

Museums

Cathcartson, Dalmellington, Ayr, KA6 7QY

    The Doon Valley Museum is located in a conversion of one of the oldest buildings in the small market town of Dalmellington, dating from 1744.


     

    The former Cathcartston Visitor Centre was saved from demolition in the 1980s and now serves the community as the Doon Valley Museum hosting exhibits, an art gallery and meeting place.

    The museum explores some of the rich heritage of the Doon Valley, with a focus on mining and how it affects the communities of the area.

    The extraction of the natural resources found in the region has long been at the core of many aspects of the area's development - its communities, buildings, and economic importance being among them.

    The permanent display features objects and illustrations representing aspects of the social and industrial history of the Doon Valley in Ayrshire. The exhibition features a changing collection and always has new objects and images to see on display. The museum also celebrates anniversaries of local events and groups.

    Two other exhibition galleries exhibit a wide range of exhibitions each year by professional and amateur artists.

    A large collection of photographs and maps are available for use by researchers of family and local history. Access is free and available during normal opening hours.

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Children

    • Outdoor Play Area

    Leisure Facilities

    • Entertainment Available

    Special Requirements

    • No Pets Allowed

    Facilities

    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area

    Location

    • Village Location
    • Town Location

    Transport

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

    Road Directions

    Dalmellington sits on the A77 and can be accessed from Ayr (approx 15miles)

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Dalmellington sits on the A77 and can be accessed from Ayr (approx 15miles)

    Getting there by railway:- Dalmellington sits on the A77 and can be accessed from Ayr (approx 15miles)



    Getting there by aeroplane:- The nearest airports are Glasgow Prestwick International (7miles) and Glasgow Airport (17miles)

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