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Welcome to the Kilmartin Museum Website

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.

Website Issues

Whilst our previous site receives a thorough health check, these temporary pages should contain all the information you need. Please also see our Museum and Cafe Facebook pages for regular updates. You can contact us by email admin@kilmartin.org or on 01546 510 278.

Latest News - Digging the dirt at Kilmartin Museum

Archaeological Finds

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

Following the well attended community consultation in September, plans by architects Reiach and Hall are currently on display in the Museum cafe.

Take a look at our redevelopment blog for updates on how the project is progessing.

In the meantime, come and take a look at the plans and let us know what you think.

Archaeological Apprenticeships

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, 3 young people are working on site with the Museum’s archaeologist, Roddy in July, August and October. Their training will involve archaeological excavation practice and techniques, including surveying, planning, photography and post excavation work.

The post excavation work will include artefact and sample processing, cataloguing and the production of a digital report. We’ll keep you updated on the apprentice’s progress and any exciting finds!

 

Invitation to Tender

Redevelopment Project
Project Vision, Activity Planning Research and Community Consultation

Kilmartin Museum Trust invites tenders from suitably qualified and experienced consultants who are capable of undertaking community consultation and research which will take the development of the Museumís project Activity Plan and Vision Document to the next stage.
A first stage draft Activity Plan has been produced by Jura Consultants and a Project Vision has been developed by staff working with Trustees and advisors.
The consultant will work with the existing project team to refocus the Project Vision, identifying and feeding in community aspirations and linking activity with architectural work.
This work will support the Museum's redevelopment project and enable a Round 1 Heritage Lottery Fund application to be submitted.
It is expected that the selected consultants will have experience of similar work for museums, heritage, community or cultural projects.
Deadline for submissions is 5pm 17th October 2014. For further information, please see tender details on the Public Contracts Scotland website.
http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=SEP187706&catID=

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Café

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! Download our tasty Spring 2014 menu. 

Don’t miss out on café events and special menus.  View our Events Calendar and keep up to date.

 

 

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