The Auld Kirk has a varied and exciting programme of temporary exhibitions and related events throughout the year, as well as events such as Festival of Museums.
A Broken Line - an exhibition inspired by the Antonine Wall
1 April – 4 May
The Romans built the Antonine Wall to mark the northwest limits of their empire and to demonstrate their power. They taxed the vanquished in order to pay for its construction. Soldiers came from Rome, Germany, Iberia and Syria to garrison the wall and control the movement of people between Britannia and Caledonia. They brought with them many technical and cultural innovations, none more impactful than writing. This exhibition reflects on the wall and its echoes in the current political situation. Today the wall is a broken line running across central Scotland, a reminder that all borders are transitory.
Image: Kinneil by Frank McElhinney
One Red Stitch
13 May -15 June
This exhibition celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Strathendrick Embroiderers Guild.
Image: Welcome by Heather Wright
Rampaging Romans and Crafty Celts –a Day of Fun and History for all the Family
20 May: 12 noon to 4pm
The Auld Kirk Museum’s contribution to Festival of Museums coincides with the ‘Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology’. The Antonine Guard will be on duty along with a small Celtic encampment. Come and discover what life was like on the Antonine Wall –an exciting and entertaining event for all the family.
Some activities will have a small charge.
Antonine Guard Syrian archer image Paul Monaghan
Elvis Presley (1935 – 1977): 40th Anniversary Exhibition
24 June to 20 August
The story of the 20th century’s most iconic solo artist told through memorabilia.
The exhibition will include presentations by Gerry McLafferty (President of The Elvis Presley Film Society) and author of Elvis Presley in Hollywood - Celluloid Sell-Out and The Power and The Persecution. (Elvis Presley's Film Career) and Robert Maxwell (Seeing and Meeting Elvis in Las Vegas 1973).
Talks/presentations: Saturday 8 July 2.30pm and Saturday 12 August 2.30pm
These talks/presentations are free but booking is essential. Call 0141 777 3143 or you can book online.
Image: Love in Las Vegas (UK film poster)
There is a small car park behind the museum which can be accessed via Peel Brae and additional parking is available behind the William Patrick Library on West High Street.
Tuesday to Saturday
10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Please note: The Auld Kirk Museum may be closed for installation or de-installation of exhibitions. Please telephone to check opening times if visiting the museum outwith exhibition dates.