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  • Blacksmith at work making a horse shoe at the Isle of Arran Heritage Museum
    Isle of Arran Heritage Museum in Rosaburn
  • People sit outside on tables and chairs at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
    Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway
  • Look onto the front of the Dick Institute in Kilmarnock
    The Dick Institute in Kilmarnock
  • Looking into the Doon Valley Museum in Dalmellington
    The Doon Valley Museum, Dalmellington
  • View of a lifeboat inside the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine
    The Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine

The museums of Ayrshire & Arran boast a number of unique and high quality exhibitions and displays.

Learn about the life of Burns at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway where you can see the white-washed cottage in which Burns was born. You can even visit the settings of one of Burns' most popular poems, Tam o' Shanter, at Alloway Auld Kirk and Brig O'Doon.

Uncover the local and industrial history at the Dick Institute in Kilmarnock, which is home to two art galleries and a museum which displays many collections. The Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine explores the maritime history of the region.

Discover what island life was once like on a visit to the Isle of Arran Heritage Museum. Located just north of Brodick, this fascinating museum includes a farmhouse, cottage, bothy, milk house and coach house.

Use the listings provided to plan a trip to one of the many fantastic museums throughout Ayrshire & Arran.

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  1. Gradings

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    Cumnock's 4 star museum and gallery space featuring a mixture of temporary and permanent musuem and art displays.

  2. Largs Museum




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    The Largs Museum is run by volunteers from the Largs Historical Society.Since 1975 it has been housed in one of the oldest building in Largs.

  3. Gradings

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    The Burns House Museum is a fresh combination of interactive and traditional exhibits representing a truly authentic Burns experience.

  4. Gradings

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    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.

  5. Gradings

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    Explore the unique history of Millport and the islands of Great and Little Cumbrae at the Museum of the Cumbraes through a mix of permanent exhibits and temporary displays.

  6. The Dick Institute




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

  7. Gradings

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    From an early Bronze age grave to a 5,000 year old head, discover the fascinating history of this stunning island at the Arran Heritage Museum.

  8. Gradings

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    The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum offers a truly unique encounter with Scotland's favourite son.

  9. Gradings

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    Nestling in a hidden valley by the River Garnock in the village of Dalgarven, the restored mill buildings house an important collection.

  10. Gradings

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    Explore Scotland’s relationship with the sea at this fascinating seaside museum.


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