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Dalgarven Mill

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A must visit

This is a must for all generations. Our past saved to inform the future. Clothing and equiment... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
200rabee
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Troon, United Kingdom
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Local historic site

Nice area to visit nice tearoom, lots of history of local area well stocked antique shop something... read more

Reviewed December 2, 2018
Whiskygolf
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Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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No longer "Ayrshire's hidden gem" our four stars should tell you we are punching above our weight! Fabulous historic buildings, riverside walks, great freshly prepared food, antiques and an idyllic rural site, set us apart from the ordinary.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must for all generations. Our past saved to inform the future. Clothing and equiment that we built to stand the test of time. We met Robert on arrival who made the start of our visit. He is a friendly informed gentleman with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

Nice area to visit nice tearoom, lots of history of local area well stocked antique shop something in everyone’s price bracket.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Whiskygolf
BlueBear66, Manager at Dalgarven Mill, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Thanks very much for your review! Please note though that it's not an antique shop that is on site, but a country and period interiors shop (: Saks and Hart - and it is temporarily closed at the moment).

Reviewed November 10, 2018

We went to see the Quilt exhibition at Dalgarven Mill. It is on for the next few months. Fantastic quilts in a wonderful setting. Apart from this exhibition the rest of the mill is open all year round and has some wonderful exhibits of time...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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BlueBear66, Manager at Dalgarven Mill, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Thank you very much for your review: we do appreciate you taking the time to write it! We're also very glad you enjoyed the quilt exhibition.

Reviewed November 1, 2018

Fascinating displays of costumes and artefacts of bygone years with added bonus of wee gem of tearoom / restaurant. Very hospitable staff with excellent knowledge of the mill. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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BlueBear66, Manager at Dalgarven Mill, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Thank you very much for your review: we do appreciate you taking the time to write it!

Reviewed October 30, 2018

We went to visit the Dalgarven Mill thinking it would be a story of a refurbished Mill and that would be that but it is so much more, we were given an introduction to the exhibits and left to tour the building on our own,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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BlueBear66, Manager at Dalgarven Mill, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Thank you very much for your review: we do appreciate you taking the time to write it! We loved the 'five star hospitality' comment!

Reviewed October 19, 2018

Visited just as the owner's son-in-law was turning on the water wheel. I have never seen a water wheel in situ which is still in working order - so I thought this was great. Inside there are some amazing period costumes displayed beautifully. Upstairs there...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Lorna L
BlueBear66, Manager at Dalgarven Mill, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Thank you very much for your review: we do appreciate you taking the time to write it! Glad the wheel was turning when you visited.

Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

A regular visit for my wife and I, not only for the scenic drive there, a must see museum of costumes, tools and artefacts, a bowl of tasty soup or a take away home baked banana bread ... but also a wee browse at the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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BlueBear66, Front Office Manager at Dalgarven Mill, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

Thank you for your review, much appreciated! Please note we have had card payment facilities since January!

Reviewed October 4, 2018

There was so much to see, Costumes, Tools and artefacts of all trades, mock rooms from old houses, just so much, it takes a while to see it all, but well worth it. If you're of a certain age you'll be seeing things you knew...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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BlueBear66, Front Office Manager at Dalgarven Mill, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

Thank you very much for your very positive review, we do appreciate it! Hope to see you again!

Reviewed September 29, 2018

I marked Dalgarven as a place to visit because of the wide variety of costumes on display from more than a century, but then to hear that they were almost all donated from right here in the neighborhood? And to meet the man who started...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BlueBear66, Front Office Manager at Dalgarven Mill, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

Thank you very much for your very positive review, we do appreciate it! Hope to see you again!

Reviewed September 15, 2018

We had a totally fascinating afternoon at DALGARVEN MILL. We were not prepared for the abundance of local historical artefacts and tools from the past set inside this beautiful old flour mill. We were given an amazing insight into the past by the owner of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BlueBear66, Front Office Manager at Dalgarven Mill, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

Thank you very much for your very positive review, we do appreciate it! Hope to see you again!

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LunaEscocia
May 27, 2018|
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Response from jd6768 | Reviewed this property |
No unfortunately not. The mill is a very interesting place to visit but is an old building. There is a cafe but no play area.
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AriPadilla
April 19, 2017|
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Response from Liz B | Reviewed this property |
If it's The Museum of Ayrshire Country Life and Costume at Dalgarven Mill you want to visit, I think we paid £4.50 per adult, sorry I don't know the price for children. Hope this is of help. We really enjoyed our visit and... More
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