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COVID-19: latest update on how our services are affected and the support available

COVID-19: latest update on how our services are affected and the support available

The Maclaurin Art Gallery

Find out what the Maclaurin Art Gallery has to offer.

Good news! Our museums and galleries are open! Rozelle House, the Maclaurin Art Gallery and the McKechnie Institute will offer their normal opening hours and entry will remain free of charge. Visitor numbers will still be limited due to Covid restrictions so advance booking is recommended, but we can book you in on arrival if there is space in the gallery. 

The Maclaurin Trust

The Maclaurin Trust was established following the bequest of Mrs Mary Ellen Maclaurin who died in 1971, who wished to have an Art Gallery or Museum erected within the Royal Burgh of Ayr in memory of her husband, James Henry Maclaurin. After the building of such a place, the Trustees were to apply the rest of the Trust funds towards the upkeep of the gallery/museum and the purchase of items for a gallery/museum collection. It was decided that the adjacent servant quarters and stable block at Rozelle House should be converted into an art gallery in keeping with Mrs Maclaurin's bequest. The Maclaurin Galleries opened in June 1976, and consists of 4 galleries, which are attached via corridors to Rozelle House. The galleries are managed on a daily basis by South Ayrshire Council under a Service Level Agreement between the Maclaurin Trust and the Council.

The Maclaurin Collection

This collection includes paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints acquired by commission or purchased from artists or art dealers. The emphasis is on the modern period, loosely defined as being from 1900 to present. The collection also includes a small body of work from the 19th Century previously in the possession of the owners of Rozelle House. A small collection of children's work also exists, being the award winners in the Maclaurin Art Competition.

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The Maclaurin Art Gallery
Rozelle Park
Monument Road

Tel: 01292 445447