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The Baird

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3 Lugar Street, Cumnock KA18 1AD, Scotland
+44 1563 554902
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my miss spent youth

Hi there I spent most of my youth in Cumnock when we grew up in the 60s it was a different place we... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
margaret b
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
New Zealand connections

The Keir Hardie room features a large writing desk that was a gift to him from New Zealand. When I... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
myscha
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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14 Mar 2017
“my miss spent youth”
27 Sep 2016
“New Zealand connections”
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3 Lugar Street, Cumnock KA18 1AD, Scotland
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+44 1563 554902
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Hi there I spent most of my youth in Cumnock when we grew up in the 60s it was a different place we had the woodroad park which had the outdoor pool I spent all day there and then you had the putting green and...More

1  Thank margaret b
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

The Keir Hardie room features a large writing desk that was a gift to him from New Zealand. When I first found out this fact I was please to present a New Zealand flag to the museum. I hope it hangs in the room.

Thank myscha
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

With a wonderfully warm and welcoming team, this hidden treasure in Cumnock is a trove of local history, and the place to watch for exhibitions bearing unexpected treats for the future! While on holiday, we discovered that an exhibition called 'Picasso at Play' was just...More

Thank Val B
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

this is good to visit when the kids want to do something different I could talk to them about the BAIRD INSTITUTE as I lived in Cumnock and brought up in the area

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Reviewed 15 December 2015

I visited the museum when family were over from Canada and it felt only right to take them to our one and only attraction in the town itself; The Baird Institure (as it's known locally). Small and perfectly formed, it only took us about 30...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2015

I had found out about this museum through a newspaper article about my great hero Keir Hardie. I arrived at the museum last Friday and for my entire visit I did not see any guide or museum worker. I had wanted to ask some questions...More

5  Thank Scott A
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Reviewed 15 August 2015

My friends visited the museum to see the items which once belonged to Keir Hardie as we are members of the Keir Hardie Society. The items were once in his home "Lochnorris" and donated to the museum. The layout of the items was very easy...More

1  Thank Maureen B
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Reviewed 5 June 2015

This museum is closed on a Wednesday so we had to return on Thursday and were very pleased that we had made the effort. The Keir Hardie room brought the man to life for me, and the Covenanters exhibition with a copy of the Peden...More

Thank Frances R
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Thanks to the ever increasing cut backs the Baird Institute has strange opening hours - Thursday to Saturday only as I discovered a few Wednesday's back. Car parking isn't bad on the nearby streets and the bus station is right next to it - Auchinleck...More

Thank Rossergruffydd
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

The Baird contains displays about Cumnock's past industrial heritage, including coal mining and Cumnock motto ware pottery, which predated the similar items produced in south west England & was once a thriving industry in Cumnock. One room is devoted to James Keir Hardie, the founder...More

2  Thank seaviewlover
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