History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
What to see
The museum is a bit of a central clearinghouse for archaeological remains found, not just in Kilmartin Glen, but throughout Argyll. And when you consider that there are over 800 historic monuments in the area, there's a lot to take in! The museum also helps promote the heritage of the glen through archaeological scholarships.
There is so much history to take in when visiting Kilmartin Glen. The museum offers a very good place to get a sense of the extraordinary range of prehistoric monuments, medieval ruins, crosses, grave slabs, and all the rest of the wonderful array of historic reminders that make the area so rewarding to visit.
It is almost surreal to see the ceramic container excavated from Glebe Cairn, and without moving, look out the museum window to see the cairn itself in the valley below you.
The museum is usually open daily from March-October and closed during the winter months.
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About Kilmartin Museum
Address: Kimartin, Argyll and Bute, Strathclyde, Scotland, PA31 8RQ
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: On the A816
Website: Kilmartin Museum
OS: NR835 995
Photo Credit: RichTea, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Kilmartin Sculptured Stones - 0.3 miles (Historic Church)
Kilmartin Crosses - 0.3 miles (Historic Church)
Glebe Cairn - 0.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Nether Largie Cairns - 0.8 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Carnasserie Castle - 0.9 miles (Castle)
Temple Wood Stone Circles - 1.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Nether Largie Standing Stones - 1.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Ballygowan Cup and Ring Marks - 1.6 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Nearest Holiday Cottages to Kilmartin Museum:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Kilmartin Museum. 'Nearest' may involve a long drive up and down glens or, if you are near the coast, may include a ferry ride! Please check the property map to make sure the location is right for you.