Museums and Galleries

Kirkcudbright Galleries

Kirkcudbright Galleries, is a brand new gallery of national significance, located in Kirkcudbright in the redeveloped 19th century Town Hall.   The Kirkcudbright Artists’ Collection, of recognised national significance, is on permanent display with works by artists such as John Faed, Robert Sivell, Edward Atkinson Hornel, Jessie Marion King and Samuel John Peploe.  This exhibition tells the history of the artist’s colony which established itself in Kirkcudbright and looks at why the town was and still is a desirable location for so many artists and creative people.  There are two temporary exhibition galleries hosting a varied programme of touring and special exhibitions throughout the year.

For further information and current exhibitions visit the website:

The Stewartry Museum

The Stewartry Museum was founded in 1879 and the present purpose-built museum was planned and opened in 1893. The Museum has an old-world charm and exhibits a wealth of fascinating objects. The Stewartry Museum holds an impressive local history library and archive collection relating to the Stewartry and an extensive photographic archive. A temporary exhibitions programme and a selection of children’s trails run throughout the year. Special event days take place during the holidays.

Museums in Dumfries and Galloway

There is a great wealth of excellent museums across Dumfries and Galloway.  The local authority museums in many of the main towns have rich and varied collections.  Specialist and independent museums cater for particular interests whether it be Robert Burns at Ellisland Farm, the Aviation Museum or the Devil's Porridge Museum.  To find out what is on offer check out the Dumfries and Galloway Council's gateway to their museums at:

Or for both local authority and independent museums see: