auld kirk museum collection
The Auld Kirk's collection reflects the
rich history of the local area. From Roman artifacts to innovations
of the 20th century, around 13,000 objects reveal the social,
industrial and everyday activities of people who lived or
worked in East Dunbartonshire.
Objects in our care range from the commonplace, such as a
postcard of Kirkintilloch railway station, to the unexpected, for
example, our Japanese Whisky bottle. We also have some very
special items, among them a Neolithic carved stone ball from around
3,000 BC, found in a garden in Lenzie.
Some highlights of the collection include:
In addition to displaying objects in the Auld Kirk Museum,
museum objects are temporarily displayed in community libraries
(William Patrick Library, Bishopbriggs Library, Milngavie Library,
Lennoxtown Library) and the Lillie Art Gallery.
Our collection of oil paintings can now be viewed online at
Your Paintings, a website which aims to show the entire UK
national collection of oil paintings, the stories behind the
paintings, and where to see them for real. It is made up of
paintings from thousands of museums and other public institutions
around the country. Your Paintings is a joint initiative between
the BBC, the Public Catalogue Foundation (a
registered charity) and participating collections and museums from
across the UK.
Unfortunately it is impossible for all of our objects to be
on display at any one time so the majority of the
collection is kept in storage. From time to time, objects are
removed for display purposes or for conservation work. If an object
is not on display, it can be made available for private
research and education by prior arrangement in writing.
By caring for and developing the collection, we will ensure
that objects continue to be relevant, and are preserved
for your future generations.
Further information is available from the Museums Development