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Kilmartin House Museum

Kilmartin PA31 8RQ , Scotland
+44 1546 510278
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$591*
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Kilmartin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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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.
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Thornton-le-Dale, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Beware...charged £10.80 for pot of tea for two, one cheese scone and one date & ginger slice. Couldn't see a price list, so couldn't check. Online menu states tea £1.90 per person.......mmh, £7 for two buns, nice, fantastic setting, but real!!

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

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Unfortunately, it does appear that you were overcharged for your scone and date and ginger slice with a pot of tea for two which should have cost no more than £8.05. It looks as if you may have been wrongly charged for an additional slice of cake. We will look into making... More

Largs, United Kingdom
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46 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

We visited after being to a few of the "stones" on the way from Crinan. Archie our dog had enjoyed the run around when visiting but once at the museum he had to stay in the car. Was pretty good and interesting but rather expensive at £5. Also the woman behind the desk was very "cold", not helpful, and most... More

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

Thankyou for taking the time to write a review of our museum. Your comments came as something of a surprise as our visitors are usually very complimentary about the welcome and helpful nature of all of our staff who are committed to providing the best service they can. For the protection of the exhibits and comfort of our other visitors... More

Seabeck, Washington, United States
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24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a great museum that gives an overview of the many ancient sites in this area-who might have lived here and how they lived. Give yourself about an hour...

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

Thankyou for writing a review of your visit to Kilmartin Museum. The museum is not large but it is the gateway to the glen and its enormously important archaeological remains and hopefully arms you with the information to get the most from your visit. Hope you can visit again. More

Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I’ve visited the museum with my mother and it was wonderful! The place is very beautiful and since the moment we enter the museum we are transported to the heart of that place, with its magic stones and special lands, through the eyes of the ancient ones who walked that walks! A place not to miss, for itself, as the... More

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

Thankyou for your very enthusiastic review. I'm glad to hear that you and your mother enjoyed your visit to the museum and the café and hope you can visit again. We are lucky to live and work in such a special place and to share it with our visitors. More

Scarborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Always wanting to see standing stones, we decided on our last day of the holiday to visit the museum. What a little hidden treasure this place is, amongst the beautiful scenery of Western Scotland. We had a thoroughly enjoyable time. In the middle of the village of Kilmartin, it was easy to find and there is a free car park.... More

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

How lovely to have such a thorough endorsement of what we strive to do here at Kilmartin Museum. I am delighted that had such a good experience and that you plan to visit again. Gift Aid is a fantastic way of boosting our visitors' contributions and as you point out is a great benefit if you are able to return... More

Centreville, MD.
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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

Thankyou for your review. Your visit is much appreciated - every visitor helps to fund our museum and supports our plans for a major development to our facilities. More

Seattle, Washington
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52 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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

Thankyou for your review of Kilmartin Museum - as an independent charity, we do indeed rely on Museum entry fees to help us continue our work, and I'm glad you found the staff helpful. I would like to respond however to your comment about the sale or loan of original artefacts. In Scotland it is illegal to sell Scottish antiquities... More

Chester, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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

Your timing was excellent! We have free guided walks every Wednesday during the summer, led by our team of knowledgeable volunteer guides. The programme has been very successful and enjoyed by large numbers of visitors. Glad you enjoyed your visit. More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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KilmartinHouseMuseum, Manager at Kilmartin House Museum, responded to this review

Thankyou for your very comprehensive review of your visit to our museum, cafe and the glen. It is good to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope you can return. More

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

Thankyou for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback and glad you enjoyed your visit. More

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