On the right as you drive up the hill into Kilmartin is the museum. There is not nearly enough parking so if you travel on a few hundred yards you can get parked at the top of the hill. There are two buildings, the reception centre and the museum. We began the visit with a great cup of coffee in the conservatory and place was buzzing. everything looked home cooked and the team were busy already preparing lunch. There was a table of volunteers in for a cuppa after tending to the garden and on each table was a tiny vase of fresh wild flowers. Outside, across the field, is one of the ancient, and I mean ancient, burial mounds, a cairn, now looking like a pile of randomly scattered stones.
You need to go on to the museum to find the truth and there the story of this remarkable valley or glen unfolds chronologically from 2,000BC to round about the birth of Christ. It is wonderfully curated, clear and fascinating with some truly remarkable exhibits that just leave you standing there going wow! It's interactive as well so loads for the kids to do and the explanatory boards are well designed - if you are in a rush just read the headlines. But you'll be back, I promise.
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