The Stewartry Museum

The museum was founded in 1879 by a group of locals in Kirkcudbright. As the collection grew, a new building was needed and the present museum opened to the public in 1893.

The interior of the museum has been upgraded recently and the permanent exhibition has been gradually improved. The museum continues to collect items reflecting the human and natural history of the Stewartry, also known as Kirkcudbrightshire.

Items in the permanent collection include the ‘Siller Gun’, which is the UK’s earliest surviving sporting trophy and works by Kirkcudbrightshire artists, including Jessie M. King.

The museum archive and photographic collections have continued to grow and are a source for local and family research.

Address: St Mary Street, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway, DG6 4AQ
Tel: 01557 331 643
Opening hours:

May, June & September: Monday - Saturday 11:00 - 17:00, Sunday 14:00 - 17:00

July & August: Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 17:00, Sunday 14:00 - 17:00

October: Monday - Saturday 11:00 - 16:00, Sunday 14:00 - 17:00

November - April: Monday - Saturday 11:00 - 16:00