Museums and Galleries

Rozelle House and Maclaurin Galleries opening hours

  • Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12noon – 5pm

McKechnie Institute opening hours

  • Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 1pm – 4pm
  • Wednesday 1.30pm – 4.30pm
  • Saturday 10.30am – 4pm
  • Sunday and Monday - Closed

In South Ayrshire

The Museums and Galleries Service is part of South Ayrshire Council's Department of Children and Community. The service is based at Rozelle House Galleries in Alloway. Alongside Rozelle House are the Maclaurin Galleries. The Maclaurin Galleries are leased by the Maclaurin Trust and operated by the Trust in partnership with South Ayrshire Council. The Council's Museums and Galleries Service also currently operates the McKechnie Institute in Girvan.

Rozelle House Galleries

Rozelle House Galleries is the administrative base for the management of South Ayrshire Council museum and art collections. These collections include Fine Art, Natural History, Geology, Textiles & Costume, Archaeology, Social History and much more. These collections include material from the former burghs of Ayr, Maybole, Troon, Girvan and Prestwick. The Council also manages the collections of the Maclaurin Trust on their behalf. The site at Rozelle also includes Rozelle Craft Shop, Rozelle Coffee House and The Ayrshire Yeomanry Museum.

Recognised Collection of National Significance to Scotland 'The Robert Burns Collection' cared for by the National Burns Collection Partnership, of which South Ayrshire Council is part, is a Recognised Collection of National Significance to Scotland.

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