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.
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.