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Lovely local museum

Found this museum by accident having a walk from the North West Castle. Very well presented items... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ayr, United Kingdom
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History o the toon

As a native of Stranraer who has been away for 25 years but returns several times a year the museum... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this museum by accident having a walk from the North West Castle. Very well presented items and a very pleasant helpful staff member at the front desk. Half an hour well spent.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ianinayr
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

As a native of Stranraer who has been away for 25 years but returns several times a year the museum remains always interesting for me and my kids. I do hope it remains open. To see old friends on the Dicks Hill documentarty was great....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeffibiza
Reviewed 23 September 2018

In the centre of the town this small museum is definitely worth a visit. Lots of local artifacts and interesting displays to pore over. Upstairs they appear to host special exhibits, so again worth checking this out. Allow up to about an hour here to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Celtic-Wanderer
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Small museum but a lot in there. Lots of interesting facts about the local area. Didn't realise Stranraer/Cairnryan played such an important part in the war. The under the sea exhibition upstairs is very good if you have children with you. A visit is recommended...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank micheleo449
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Smashing wee museum with lots on display relating to area. Great bit upstairs for kids. Lady there was very chatty and informative.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mandcking
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Situated in the old town house, the museum gives a wonderful insight into what made Stranraer famous. There are interesting exhibits on farmingof old, and a bit of everything from archeology to natural history. I was fascinated to see the bits about the Polar explorers...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank crawfie
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We came here on a whim and we're very pleasantly surprised. Lots of variety and friendly staff. Worth a visit!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 123mummy2014
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Great place for a tour around the area and a brief look at the past. We got lucky as someone had cancelled, but can highlight recommend the tour for both adults and children.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Martin B
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Visited the museum on the recommendation of a coach driver. Totally free to enter, but you can make a donation in the box. Surprisingly large and varied display of local artefacts, spread over 2 floors. Also has toilets. Friendly staff. Worth a look if you...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Adele T
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Some interesting little exhibits mainly about the local area. Nothing spectacular but its free entry and was nice to have somewhere dry to take the children

Date of experience: February 2018
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