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The Stewartry Museum
St Mary Street



The Stewartry Museum


The Stewartry Museum was founded in 1879, and first occupied part of the Kirkcudbright Town Hall. As the collection grew, the present purpose-built museum was planned and opened in 1893. The Museum has an old-world charm and exhibits a wealth of objects relating to the area known as The Stewartry, or Kirkcudbrightshire. The Stewartry Museum holds an impressive local history library and archive collection relating to the Stewartry and an extensive photographic archive. All of these resources can be accessed when visiting the Museum. Prints of the photographic archive can be supplied. For those unable to visit the museum in person a postal research service is also available for a small fee. A temporary exhibitions programme and a selection of children’s trails run throughout the year. Special event days take place during the holidays. For more details see our exhibition programme.

The Stewartry Museum is now open Tues – Sat  10am -1pm, 1.30 – 4pm (and from 29 May: Mon-Sat 10am-1pm, 1.30-4, Sun 1pm-4pm). Book your free visit either online at or by calling the Midsteeple Box Office Tue – Sat 10am to 1pm on 01387 253383.

Accessibility: The ground floor is accessible via the front door with the use of a ramp which can be requested from staff. The ground floor to the museum is level. Access to the first floor is by a steep staircase. A single narrow, public toilet is available. Accessible toilets are available in the nearby Kirkcudbright Galleries.

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