Museums and galleries

Changes to South Ayrshire Libraries, Museums and Galleries from Wednesday 18 March at 12 noon

Following the recent Government advice regarding Covid-19 (Coronavirus), the Council has taken the decision to close all South Ayrshire Libraries, Rozelle House and The Maclaurin Art Gallery, the McKechnie Institute and the Grain Exchange from 12 noon on Wednesday 18 March.

To support our customers, there will be no late fees charged for any borrowed items until further notice; customers are asked to keep items at home until branches reopen.

Customers can still access our free e-reader offer of newspapers, books and magazines as normal. New online registrations will now have a 3 month temporary membership to avoid the requirement to bring ID into a branch.

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We will continue to offer support for housebound customers, for further information on this service please call 01292 286385.

If you have any enquiries regarding bookings at the Grain Exchange please contact Joan Elliott at or 01292 616273

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Rozelle House and Maclaurin Galleries

  • Monday - Saturday

    10am to 5pm

  • Sunday

    12pm to 5pm

McKechnie Institute

  • Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

    1pm to 4pm

  • Wednesday

    1.30pm to 4.30pm

  • Saturday

    10.30am to 4pm

  • Sunday and Monday