Nestling in a hidden valley by the River Garnock in the village of Dalgarven, the restored mill buildings house an important collection.
The Museum of Ayrshire Country Life and Costume is a treasure trove, created in a group of outstanding historical industrial buildings in a gorgeous rural location in Ayrshire, south west Scotland.
Beautifully restored buildings offer the visitor a chance to step into the past. Experience the sight and sound of the water wheel and the machinery of a Victorian Grain Mill. The granaries on three floors have exhibitions which tell the story of the rural community over the last century, their work, pastimes, dress and life.
Enjoy the tranquility of the riverside walk, have a coffee and home baking or a light lunch in the small atmospheric restaurant, then visit the antique shop in the restored byre, offering a gentle relaxed day out for the whole family.
Longer walks for the more energetic are available using the guides available at the museum.
The museum remains open all year and can offer visitors a memorable experience whatever the season.