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Address: Kilmartin PA31 8RQ , Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1546 510278
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Description: There are more than 350 ancient monuments within a six-mile radius of the...
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.
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Great! A Must See!

Great and informative little museum. If you are in the area you cannot miss it! It is a great little place. The bookstore is unique and amazing, the staff are very helpful and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Great and informative little museum. If you are in the area you cannot miss it! It is a great little place. The bookstore is unique and amazing, the staff are very helpful and kind, and there are very cool souvenirs from local artists and such there. Loved the museum though, an essential if visiting the Kilmartin area!

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Glasgow
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Staff were fantastic and helped us plan a day our children loved. The museum was also child-friendly...they spent hours making flour on grinding stones!

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

What a lovely review - so glad you had a good day with your children. They will certainly have an appreciation of how flour was produced - not as quick and easy as opening a bag! More 

England
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8 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Slightly hippy place serving lots of organic and healthy food but very tasty. Service a bit slow and haphazard but we enjoyed our souls and quiches.

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

Interesting review! Not sure we see ourselves as 'slightly hippy'. We aim to offer wholesome, freshly made food but that doesn't stop it being delicious too! There is always a fantastic range of homebaked cakes and puddings to choose from - we understand indulgence as well as healthy eating. Do come again. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Very good introduction to the history of Kilmartin Glen and explanation of its uniqueness. The museum is quite small but full of impressive artifacts.

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

Thanks for your review. We have lots more artefacts that we would like to display but as you observed, the space is limited. We are hoping to rectify this with our proposed new development of the museum. Glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Lots of artefacts on display and also interactive stuff which kids (and adults!) can enjoy.The Gaelic- translated birdcalls was the first I knew of this. Some lovely ancient music to listen to in another display.Bronze Age daggers and spears and flints.Apparently some so intricately carved we can't replicate it today.Skilled people.Good history too of how the sea used to lap... More 

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

Glad you found your visit to Kilmartin Museum to be informative and entertaining. Thanks for taking the time to write a review - much appreciated. More 

Bonar Bridge, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Fantastic museum, not too big to get lost, not too small to leave unsatisfied. Clear explanations, fantastic displays, an excellent selection of books and a delightful cafe.

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

Thanks for your great review - it encapsulates exactly what we aim do here at Kilmartin Museum, Shop and Cafe. We are however hoping to expand what we offer with our new development plans - hopefully no-one will get lost! More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Scotland's pre-history - cairns, henges, cists, cup and ring circles is proving increasingly fascinating and this museum certainly helps the cause. Compact, but well laid out and so informative. And in places, interactive with, amongst other things, the opportunity for children to grind corn (or as we say in the overcrowded South, make as much noise as possible banging one... More 

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

Thankyou for your review - sounds as if you encountered particularly enthusiastic visitors! It isn't always like that - maybe that four year old will be an archaeologist of the future. Thanks for your good wishes for the redevelopment plans. More 

Forres, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A group of adults visited here and what a fascinating place. I usually mutter 'I do not understand this stuff!!' but Kilmartin Museum is very well laid out and has many easily understood information boards. I wish we had more time to do the walk but that is just another excuse to go and visit Kilmartin again. Don't miss out... More 

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

Glad your group enjoyed their visit to Kilmartin Museum. Our guided walks (on Wednesday afternoons from Easter to September) are very popular and add another dimension to a visit to Kilmartin Glen. Hope you can visit again. More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

nice small museum, family friendly, full of history of the area, nice little shop and cafe overlooking a huge cairn.

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to expand our museum and facilities in the future so that it can better reflect and represent the importance of the archaeology of Kilmartin Glen. More 

London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is still the best museumforunderstanding landscape in the world- a place to visit and then go out and explore-The museum has the best shop I know anywhere full of lovely local goods and art pieces as well as quality information - and kids stuff too- lovely staff lovely restaurant- the only downside is that the brilliant introductory film -... More 

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

Thanks for your very enthusiastic review. Like you, some visitors loved the film but unfortunately many more were deeply unimpressed. It was starting to show its age and the technology for showing it was also outdated and frequently caused problems so the decision was made to retire the film. Hope its absence won't stop you visiting again! More 

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