Creetown Heritage Museum
Creetown Heritage Museum
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
A History of Creetown and Kirkmabreck Parish with a very large photo display plus many artefacts and documents including baptism records etc. The Museum has a model of the Wicker Man plus stills and stories from the making of the movie, filmed in the area. There is a War room, Social history displays, film screenings and Local Nature exhibits.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • mandy h
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A hidden gem
    The plain frontage to this museum hides a treasure trove of things to look at. You don't need to know anything about the area to find it a great place to visit. Everything is in 'sections' so the war, industry, local history, farming and many more subjects are covered. We were treated to a talk about the area and found it very informative. Clearly the well informed and friendly volunteer knew a great deal about the area and made the whole experience really worthwhile. Don't drive past - go in. You'll not be disappointed.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 September 2023
  • Scottish-Hidden-Gems🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💎
    Ayrshire, United Kingdom9,062 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic
    This is an amazing little heritage museum, full of lots of interesting memorabilia. Everything is well played out and there's plenty to see, you could spend a few hours here. There is a small few but it is worth it and the staff were lovely and very helpful. It's definitely worth popping in if your passing!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 May 2024
  • IanJanTom
    Gainsborough, United Kingdom28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Museum
    This is an excellent, very interesting local museum, well worth a visit. Our guide, Lorraine, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We knew nothing about the history of the granite industry and certainly didn’t know that the Wicker Man (original Edward Woodward film) was filmed locally. There are some fascinating exhibits and Lorraine was very informative.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 June 2024
  • pauls_smith2
    Perth, United Kingdom48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent- don’t miss it.
    Fabulous collection of photos and artefacts from the local area and wider. Crammed with stuff broken down into various categories with the section on the Wars particularly well done. Friendly staff and welcome. Multimillion pound state of the art museums have their place but for me, local museums like this are invaluable and I’ve seen few as good as this.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 June 2024
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IanJanTom
Gainsborough, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
This is an excellent, very interesting local museum, well worth a visit. Our guide, Lorraine, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We knew nothing about the history of the granite industry and certainly didn’t know that the Wicker Man (original Edward Woodward film) was filmed locally. There are some fascinating exhibits and Lorraine was very informative.
Written 18 June 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This is an amazing little heritage museum, full of lots of interesting memorabilia.
Everything is well played out and there's plenty to see, you could spend a few hours here.
There is a small few but it is worth it and the staff were lovely and very helpful.
It's definitely worth popping in if your passing!
Written 18 May 2024
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oldvicar
Driffield, United Kingdom185 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Stumbled upon this when we were doing an overnight stay in Creetown on the way home from Ireland. Very interesting local museum, wide variety of things with plenty of photos. The chap on the door was heplful and friendly. Entry was by donation. We were in there about three quarters of an hour. Also local Tourist information leaflets available including a leaflet for the Creetown Trail and locals walks. Would recommend.
Written 22 September 2021
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janwull
Larkhall, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Visited the museum during our recent holiday. Very surprised about how interesting it was this was partly due to the man on reception giving us a guided tour, which made everything more relevant.

A visit is a must for anyone touring the area.
Written 17 September 2021
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Cavegirl1980
Westhoughton, UK174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Wonderful place crammed full of history about the local area. So much to see and read about. The man who showed us around was lovely and had helped establish the museum. There was nothing he didn't know. Lots of interesting artefacts for kids, too. My daughter loved the old schoolroom section and the old telephones! We loved The Wickerman history and the replica wickerman, too! Definitely worth a visit.
Written 1 August 2022
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lizzidoll
stranraer51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
visited here this week, and we were not disappointed.such a variety of exhibits, from local history and plenty of photographs.video.It was a blast from the past, as I recognised things from my childhood, very friendly, small entry charge. Also which is nice, you can handle such a lot of the exhibits, nothing roped off,well worth a visit.We were in about an hour.
Written 11 September 2019
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McCloy
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Excellent collection of photos and exhibits based on this lovely part of Galloway. There is plenty to keep children amused and the section on the war was particularly interesting - especially the village newsletter which was sent to all those serving.

There is a small admission charge but well worth it. The local volunteers are fantastic and extremely knowledgeable.
Written 11 June 2018
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jkitkat
Kirkcudbright, UK87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
I visited the museum with my young nephew whilst the schools were off and we spent some happy time inside this excellent museum and information centre.
There is just so much to see and read inside, all painstakingly put together by locals and volunteers. The museum is organised into sections filled with real life testimonials, photos, letters, equipment and recordings - I personally was so interested in all of the old letters and photographs particularly in the WW2 section.
Such a great space to visit, conveniently close to the A75 and the Gem Rock museum - it’s a total no-brainer to swing by and take a look. Recommended.
Written 13 November 2019
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Joanne T
Kirkcudbright, UK1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Stopped in on the way to the Gem Museum as we where in the area. Very friendly and interesting.
Something for everyone.
Written 11 September 2019
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Kathy H
Dumfries, UK12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
If visiting Creetown both this and the Gem rock are worth a visit. Old photos and memories of the past put together by a great bunch of volunteers who are just happy to talk about everything. Very small charge to enter.
Written 8 September 2019
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