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Kilmartin House Museum

Kilmartin PA31 8RQ , Scotland
+44 1546 510278
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Ranked #1 of 3 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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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This museum was amazing and very informative throughout. Each section was laid out in a time-line series with detailed descriptions, locational pictures, and artifacts from each time period. It was one of the best museums that I've ever had a chance to experience. As a former archaeologist, it was wonderful to see history represented in a very user-friendly format. And... More

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Kilmartin, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Love the museum. Love the cafe. Love the view from the cafe downstairs. Especially love the most interesting toilets ever. Quite a wonderful place. But there again I live nearby and enjoy this museum often.

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

So, I think we can take it that you love Kilmartin and the museum! It's lovely to have such an enthusiastic response. More

London
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Not much to this place, the museum itself is informative but small, and mainly pitched at children in my opinion (nothing wrong with that of course!). They are a worthy enterprise though and I was happy to pay the entrance fee and make a small donation. Good café.

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

Sorry to hear you were disappointed in our museum. We aim to cater for all ages and the museum is really the gateway to Kilmartin Glen and the surrounding area with its great variety of monuments, stones, rock art and cairns. We are currently working on a new development of the museum so hopefully in the future there will be... More

Fairfax, Vermont
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This museum is outstanding! It ranks as high in my experience as any museum anywhere. The area is worth several days visit, don't rush, take your time and let the history seep into you.

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

What a great review! Thankyou very much and we hope to see you again. More

Madison, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a lovely small museum with an equally small entrance fee to match, and well worth a visit while in Kilmartin Glen. The lady who was working there was charming and helpful. I especially enjoyed the real artifacts (having seen too many recreations in other museums) and thorough explanations of what I was looking at. I bought a pair... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to review your visit to Kilmartin Glen and the Museum - it is always good to hear that our visitors have enjoyed their visit. More

Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I have been going to gorgeous Kilmartin Glen to see the prehistoric stones for over a decade. The museum is a great place to begin your visit. The exhibits relate principally to the prehistoric and early historic era, up to the colonisation of the glen by the Scots who arrived from Ireland in the 500s. There are fascinating reconstructed objects... More

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

Thanks for your very enthusiastic review. It is good to hear that you have been such a loyal visitor over the last decade. Kilmartin Glen and the museum are very special places and many people return year after year. More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Very interesting site of ancient monuments brought to life in a small well thought out museum. Museum, cafe and shop were great - cafe in particular is worth high praise and is a worthwhile stop even if not visiting the museum. You can see some artifacts from the windows, but really the museum needs to think about producing a short... More

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

Thanks for your review. We do provide a simple map with directions to the sites which is available for visitors and we are currently working on a new version which will be a great improvement. There will be a small charge for this but will be given free to anyone buying an entrance ticket to the museum - hopefully this... More

Sydney
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131 reviews 131 reviews
70 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Spent a few hours at this museum prior to visiting a few of the large number of historic sites in the area which provided an invaluable understanding of this historic area, both its geographic as well as human history. I would strongly recommend this museum as a starting point of any tour of the Kilmartin Glen area. The museum is... More

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

Thanks for your excellent review of our museum. It is great to get such positive feedback and glad the museum helped you to understand more about the sites in Kilmartin Glen - that's what we are here for! More

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Spent a really interesting afternoon at this modern and informative museum. Well laid out and all the information presented clearly. Lots of exhibits and interactive things for children as well.I especially enjoyed the ' timeline' board, very thought provoking! Excellent cafe too.

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

Glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum and the café and thankyou for taking the time to write a review. Hope you can visit again soon. More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

beautifully designed museum, very interesting exhibits about Dalriada and some interactive stuff for children. well worth a visit

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

Thanks for your review. We are opening again for the season on Saturday 1 March 2014 and hope to see you again. More

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