The Stewartry Museum was founded in 1879 and the present purpose-built museum was planned and opened in 1893. The Museum has an old-world charm and exhibits a wealth of fascinating objects. The Stewartry Museum holds an impressive local history library and archive collection relating to the Stewartry and an extensive photographic archive. A temporary exhibitions programme and a selection of children’s trails run throughout the year. Special event days take place during the holidays.