Cumnock's 4 star museum and gallery space featuring a mixture of temporary and permanent musuem and art displays.
First opened in 1891, the Baird Institute is now Cumnock’s 4-star museum and art gallery featuring temporary and permanent museum and art displays.
The Keir Hardie Room presents the life and career of the founder of the Labour Party, who spent his adult life in Cumnock. We have an interactive audio-visual screen and a large collection of his personal belongings and souvenirs of his travels.
The Cumnock Room is dedicated to several aspects of the town’s history, including the religious struggles of the 17th century. Cumnock was at the heart of the Ayrshire coal industry and we have a display of mining tools and other equipment. Also on display is a selection of Cumnock Pottery.
The Research Room gives you the chance to look through the collections online via www.futuremuseum.co.uk