Auld Kirk Museum

Auld Kirk Museum

We are open

Following Scottish Government and Public Health Scotland guidance, staff have been working hard to ensure you can return safely to one of our most valued cultural venues.  Full details of our programme to the end of the year, including the ever popular Christmas Show, can be found at our exhibitions page.

About the Museum

The Auld Kirk and its graveyard are Grade A listed and together form one of the finest and oldest sites in the town of Kirkintilloch.

The Auld Kirk is situated close to the Peel Park, in which a Roman fort on the Antonine Wall was located. A castle belonging to the famous Comyn family was built here in early mediaeval times, but was probably destroyed in the 14th century, perhaps on the orders of King Robert the Bruce. In 1897-98 the land was acquired by the local Police Commissioners and soon afterwards was made into a public park. Recent restoration includes the bandstand and fountain, both fine examples of products manufactured in Kirkintilloch by the renowned Lion Foundry. In addition, the War Memorial Gateway has been refurbished, park benches installed, footpaths renewed and the Roman and Mediaeval history explored through a series of linked interpretive panels.

Planning Your Visit

To safely manage visitor numbers we are having to do things a little differently and ask that you book a visiting time online via Eventbrite.

If you are unable to book online, you can call 0141 777 3013 to book a place.  Please note, however, that this number is only available Tuesday to Saturday between 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm.

Opening Times

Tuesday - 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 the museum on 0141 777 3013 to check opening times if visiting the museum outwith exhibition dates.

Facilities

Museum Parking

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.

Shop

The Museum Shop has a range of souvenirs, cards, prints, hand made jewellery and crafts such as pottery and textiles. We encourage the use of card payments where possible.

Admission free

On the day of your visit

Please wear a face covering when you come into the Museum and during your entire visit, in keeping with current Government guidelines. There will be hand sanitiser at the entrance and throughout the venue.

We ask that you do not enter the venue if you are showing symptoms of Covid- 19:

  • You have a fever or high temperature
  • You have a new persistent cough
  • You experience a loss of taste or smell
  • You have had contact with any possible source of the virus.

On arrival, please check in with reception staff and provide or confirm your Test and Protect information. Please use provided hand sanitiser and then follow the one-way system through the venue while maintaining two metre distancing.

This short video explains the new arrangements and features a walk-through of the building.

 

Vitual Tour Auld Kirk

Contact us:

Auld Kirk Museum
Cowgate
Kirkintilloch
G66 1HN

Tel: 0141 777 3013
Email: Museums