Kilmartin Glen, in the heart of Mid Argyll, is one of Scotland's richest prehistoric landscapes. Over 800 historic monuments, cairns, standing stones, stone circles and rock art dating back over 5000 years have been recorded within this area.
Kilmartin Museum collects and cares for all of the archaeological objects that are found, by chance or excavation in Mid Argyll. Visitors and locals alike are able to enjoy these artefacts in the Museum gallery and they are able to step outside into the landscape to enjoy the sites and monuments where they were found. The Museum continues to carry out archaeological surveys and its excavations are continually uncovering new and exciting artefacts.
Also on site is our award winning cafe and gift and book shop stocked with jewellery, art, cards and craftwork from local artisans. Our bookshop provides a range of fiction and reference books, of which many have a local or Scottish theme.
We are currently experiencing issues with our internet connection and email. In the meantime you can reach us on 01546 510 278.
Pupils from Lochgilphead High School helped out on a local archaeological excavation recently. The dig was a great success and lots of finds were made including animal bones, pot fragments, a 16th century clay pipe and the 7th century knife shown in the photograph.
Museum Redevelopment Project
The next community consultation will be on Wednesday 21st January 2015 at 7pm in the Museum Cafe.
We are keen to let you know what we've been up since the last consultation and how we've acted on your feedback. This includes discussing a potential solution for car parking at the Museum.
We would also like to let you know about the planned activites for the proposed new Museum and get your thoughts.
Architects Reiach and Hall will be presenting updates to their designs for the new building.
Please come along and let us know what you think.
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, 3 young people worked on a local excavation site with the Museum’s archaeologist, Roddy Regan. Their training involved archaeological excavation practice and techniques, including surveying, planning, photography and post excavation work.
The post excavation work involves artefact and sample processing, cataloguing and the production of a digital report. We’ll keep you updated on any exciting finds!
We are a fairly-traded establishment driven by a friendly and enthusiastic team. Your custom is directly supporting Kilmartin Museum, so after your lunch you can tuck into your pudding with a clear conscience.
Our ethos is to provide fresh, delicious food that makes you feel good. Your meal is cooked to order, we work hard to source local ingredients and we use flowers and herbs from the museum garden in our salads.
Don't miss our daily specials board with tempting cakes and puddings, all made on the premises with absolutely no regard whatsoever for calories. So relax, sit back and treat yourself!
Don’t miss out on café events and special menus. View our Events Calendar and keep up to date.