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Kilmartin House Museum

Kilmartin PA31 8RQ , Scotland
+44 1546 510278
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Kilmartin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: There are more than 350 ancient monuments within a six-mile radius of the village of Kilmartin, Argyll: 150 of them are prehistoric. This... more » Owner description: There are more than 350 ancient monuments within a six-mile radius of the village of Kilmartin, Argyll: 150 of them are prehistoric. This extraordinary concentration and diversity of monuments distinguishes the Kilmartin Glen as an area of outstanding archaeological importance. It is one of Scotland’s richest prehistoric landscapes. Kilmartin House Museum is an award winning world-class centre for archaeology and landscape interpretation established to protect, investigage and interpret this internationally important archaeological landscape and the artefacts that have been found here. At this unique and vibrant centre you can also see ‘The Valley of Ghosts’ audio-visual – a time travelling experience with breath taking imagery and haunting music. There is an on site shop and an award winning cafe. To find out more, explore our web site, wander through our interactive map and see what's on our Events Programme. « less
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Centreville, MD.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

It's a small museum but with the amount of information and displays you get a lot for your entry fee. Kilmartin Glen is an amazing place and this museum gives you a great historic overview of the whole area.

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Seattle, Washington
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39 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is a tough review for me to write. On one hand, the museum has been instrumental in excavating, cataloging, and preserving artifacts from the surrounding Glen; for that reason alone, I feel it's worth paying the admission fee. That said, they've sold or loaned out most of their original artifacts, and thus the museum is largely a collection of... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We arrived just in time to join a guided walk around the monuments which was very interesting as it was all explained to us. A beuatiful warm day was a bonus!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This little museum proved to be a wonderful surprise to us. It told the story of the historic connections to local landmarks (burial mound, standing stones, carvings and ancient crosses) and the evolution of local ancient rural communities; the links with religious leaders from Ireland and the creation of small settlements including the establishment of the islands in some of... More

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Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Its amazing how ancient was the area is and is well worth exploring There are ancient burial mounds grave stones carvings and other historical thing,s to see and read about.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Tells history of Kilmartin and Kilmartin Glen - exhibits well-displayed and well laid out. Shop and cafe attached and parking available

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Neede, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Nice to go to, not to big so you have it done within an hour if you just want to pick things out of your interest. If you are in the neighborhood, check it out. But don't forget to go to the ancient sites nearby! Well worth the energy and time to check them out!

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KilmartinHouseMuseum, Manager at Kilmartin House Museum, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review. The museum is just the starting point for many of our visitors who find it enhances their visit to the ancient archaeological sites in the surrounding area. We have plans to develop the museum in the future to offer better display and interpretation facilities for our visitors. More

York, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Lots of info about Kilmartin and the surrounding area. Good displays, excellent coffee shop (with yurt). Good shop with history books. Helped us find lots of archeology locally and had a bargain day out.

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KilmartinHouseMuseum, Manager at Kilmartin House Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Glad you had a good day and that your visit to the museum enhanced your experience of the Glen. We hope you will visit again. More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The café at this museum was fantastic - 100% recommendation! The museum itself is fairly good - it starts off well with lots of interactive activities for children (and adults!) and a truly fantastic timeline which places Kilmartin in context both historically and geographically, detailing the fluctuations in sea level, biodiversity, and human development throughout millennia and across continents -... More

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KilmartinHouseMuseum, Manager at Kilmartin House Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. It is always helpful to hear what didn't please our visitors as much as what did. We are currently working hard towards a major development of the museum which will enable us to improve our displays and interpretation. Your visit helps to support that work so thankyou very much. More

Syracuse, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were introduced to the ancient history of the Scottish people at the Kilmartin House Museum. The history is complete and well illustrated. The education we gained made the long walk to view the standing stones, henge monument and burial cairns deeply meaningful. The walk is not difficult, but we would have enjoyed hiking shoes and water bottles. Scenic vistas.

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KilmartinHouseMuseum, Manager at Kilmartin House Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of your visit to the museum and glen - glad to hear you enjoyed it and learned about the history of the area. The cairns and monuments in Kilmartin Glen are easily accessible on foot but as you say, having sturdy footwear and a water bottle is probably a good idea. More

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