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John Paul Jones Cottage Museum

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Arbigland Estate | Arbigland, Kirkbean DG2 8BQ, Scotland
+44 1387 880613
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A lifetime dream come true

For over 55 years I have wanted to visit the birthplace of my boyhood idol, John Paul Jones. March... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017

Always meant to visit here, just got round to it.The informative video you watch at the beginning... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
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Arbigland Estate | Arbigland, Kirkbean DG2 8BQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

For over 55 years I have wanted to visit the birthplace of my boyhood idol, John Paul Jones. March 2017 I finally did. While there I fulfilled another dream, I proposed to my love Monique who said "YES". The staff at the museum were so...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Always meant to visit here, just got round to it.The informative video you watch at the beginning was very dated, rather amusing (though unintentionally) in 'Blackadder- esque' style. The rest of that part of the museum has the information you have just been told in...More

Thank Janester2
Reviewed 1 June 2017

There is a good film of the life of John Paul Jones which brings his achievements to life. It is an atmospheric place to visit.

Thank wendylovefood
Reviewed 27 May 2017

For many Americans (and Scots), John Paul Jones is a name from history that has almost slipped into obscurity in today's highly filtered education environment. Commodore John Paul Jones is considered the Father of the U.S. Navy, but he was born the son of a...More

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Thank Appinhighlander
Reviewed 23 May 2017

WE were told about this attraction by some locals and went to have a look. A very interesting visit to the birthplace of a famous scot who is remembered better as an american hero (the father of the American navy). There was plenty of information...More

Thank GrantG792
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Fascinating museum tucked away on the fringes of Kirkbean. Lots of information on JPJ and the area where he was born.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Sometimes you have to go out of your way to find a little treasure. Away in the backwoods is the cottage of the Scotsman who founded the American Navy. Amazing how men from simple backgrounds have been such great influences in our world. A friendly...More

Thank charlienewlands
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful visit to the museum. Robert was very welcoming and informative. We also appreciated the chance to sit in the well kept gardens and admire the view as we had an ice cream. We especially liked that this venue was dog friendly.

Thank Juliet Louise M
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We were able to obtain a great deal of info for our friends who in turn are extremely pleased. We found it interesting having also been to Whitehaven across the Solway where John Paul Jones had also been.

Thank Doris S
Reviewed 1 July 2016

What an amazing little museum! I was totally unaware of the story of John Paul Jones, founder of the American Navy. There are plenty of documents, models and an informative video presentation on the life of John Paul Jones plus his home is conveniently located...More

Thank Dave S
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23 July 2015|
Response from Erica w | Reviewed this property |
Hi There is a website which TripAdvisor will not allow me to pass on but you could Google it and you should be able to get the information you need from here. Or call them. They are very helpful and enthusiastic about... More
23 July 2015|
Response from Lynn B | Reviewed this property |
Cavens hotel Kirkbean is the place to stay and if available the Solway suite .
8 June 2015|
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Response from Erica w | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we visited the museum in April this year. It is a very small operation and run primarily by volunteers. They have amassed many items and artefacts about John Paul Jones and I know that the video we were shown of his life... More