Kilmartin Glen is one of the world’s most significant archaeological landscapes. Sites including Stone Circles, Standing Stones and Rock Art abound. There are thousands of years of history and natural history to explore in this beautiful landscape.
For 20 years, Kilmartin Museum has been discovering, caring for and sharing stories of artefacts from this special place. Visit Kilmartin Museum and Kilmartin Glen and join us on a journey through 6,000 years of history.
Kilmartin Museum – Winter Talks
The first of our popular winter talks will be held via Zoom on Thursday 26th November at 7pm. This first talk will explore how the impact of Covid-19, especially lockdown, has affected our wildlife in Argyll.
The speakers for the evening are Pete Creech and Oly Hemmings from Heart of Argyll Wildlife. If you would like to attend you will need to register, please email email@example.com or phone: 01546 510278.
Rhind Lectures 2020 – Sunday 13th December – Friday 18th December 2020
The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in partnership with AOC Archaeology proudly present the Rhind Lectures 2020 – Neolithic Scotland: The Big Picture and Detailed Narratives in 2020
From the time of the first farmers to the arrival of new people and ideas from the Continent, Neolithic Scotland was a period of great change.
Tune in to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland’s most highly anticipated event of the year and travel back in time to experience Scotland over 5,000 years ago. In a series of six free online lectures, renowned archaeologist Dr Alison Sheridan FSAScot will reveal the latest research on everything from how Neolithic Scottish society was organised, to what we can tell about the health, wealth and relationships of the communities who lived in Scotland from 4,100 BC to 2,500 BC.
The Rhind lectures are open to all and will premiere on the Society’s YouTube channel at 6pm every evening from Sunday 13 December. Plus, on Friday 18 December, viewers are invited to join the Society to watch the final lecture via Zoom, followed by a live Q&A with Dr Sheridan. We’ll also be raising a dram to toast the Society on its 240th anniversary.
More information and the link to register for the final lecture and live Q&A can be found here
Kilmartin Museum Café
We’re delighted that the café is now open seven days of the week from 11am-3pm. We are now able to offer limited seating inside as well as takeaway. We have the same great cake, coffee and light lunches as before. You’re able to buy copies of ‘In the Footsteps of Kings’, our guide to the amazing archaeology of Kilmartin Glen. We’re working on the basis of card payments to keep our staff and customers safe.
Kilmartin Museum Closure
We’re sorry that the under the current government guidelines the Museum and shop will remain closed to keep people safe.
Staff are still working and can be contacted by email, but please be patient as the team is reduced. The good news is that our education team has restarted education service visits to schools and a winter talks programme is now available.
Learning at Home
Learning at home can be fun and we have a great learning project ‘Living in ancient Scotland’ which is specifically aimed at children of primary school age. Helping to build their knowledge and understanding of the ancient past, the project has lots of activities for children to complete and a story to inspire. So, make your way to the ‘Learning’ section and you will find the ‘Learning at home’ page.
Don’t forget to share your activity results and creations.