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Kilmartin Museum

Newly Reopened Kilmartin Museum Displays Fascinating Ancient Artefacts

Discover archaelogical wonders close to where they were unearthed

Kilmartin Museum was founded in 1997 by Rachel Butter and David Clough. Since then, we have been interpreting, explaining and conserving the archaeological and natural heritage of Kilmartin Glen. Situated at the heart of this internationally important landscape on the West Coast of Scotland, Kilmartin Museum cares for ancient artefacts from across Argyll.

In 2019, just over half of the 22,000 artefacts in the museum's collection were awarded Nationally Significant status by Museums Galleries Scotland and an independent panel of experts. The new Museum will give visitors the opportunity to see the fascinating ancient artefacts properly conserved and displayed, close to the sites where they were discovered. The museum also hosts free, fun and friendly guided walks around Kilmartin Glen. On these volunteer-led walks you will visit many of the amazing ancient sites in Kilmartin Glen, including the Linear Cairn Cemetery, Nether Largie South Chambered Cairn, and Temple Wood Stone Circle. They are a fun and friendly way to discover what makes this landscape so special!


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