Auld Kirk Museum

Auld Kirk Museum

We are open

Following Scottish Government and Public Health Scotland guidance, the Auld Kirk Museum reopened on the 8 June 2021.  Staff have been working hard to ensure you can once again safely visit one of our most valued cultural venues. Full details of the Auld Kirk Museum Arts and Heritage programme can be found on our exhibitions and what's on pages.  


Notice: The Auld Kirk Museum will be closed for setting up their next exhibition from Friday 24 June - 1 July.

The next exhibition is '20 Women' and opens on the Saturday 2 July. This exhibition runs until Thursday 25 August 2022.


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

You do not currently need to book to visit the Museum.

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.  This phone number is only available Tuesday to Saturday between 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm.

Opening Times

Tuesday - Saturday 
10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

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

No track and trace is required.

Please note, the wearing of face coverings in leisure and cultural settings is no longer a mandatory requirement. As a result, it is no longer essential to wear face coverings in EDLC facilities. However, the Scottish Government recommends people continue to wear a face covering if they feel they need to, so there may be some customers and staff who continue to do so. We ask you to respect their choice in this.

We continue to provide hand sanitiser for general use and our cleaning procedures will remain as they are at present. Some recommendations continue in that if you are feeling unwell with flu like symptoms, please do not visit our facilities.

Visit the Government website for more information.

Thank you for your understanding.

Vitual Tour Auld Kirk

Contact us:

Auld Kirk Museum
Cowgate
Kirkintilloch
G66 1HN

Tel: 0141 777 3013
Email: Museums