Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life & Costume, and the Miller's Kitchen

Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life & Costume, and the Miller's Kitchen Dalgarven Mill is a treasure trove, created in a group of outstanding historical industrial buildings in a beautiful rural location in Ayrshire.
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No longer "Ayrshire's hidden gem" our four stars should tell you we are punching above our weight! Fabulous historic buildings, riverside walks, great freshly prepared food, antiques and an idyllic rural site, set us apart from the ordinary.

Operating as usual

09/05/2021

A quick walk to the dam, it is such an inviting view!

#ayrshire
#ayrshirecoast
#yearofthecoast
#museum
#costumecollection
#coffeeshop
#tearoom

We are delighted to announce that you can now purchase online our new book 'The Making of the Costume and Textile Collec...
08/05/2021

We are delighted to announce that you can now purchase online our new book 'The Making of the Costume and Textile Collection'!

The price is £20 inc P&P (2nd class - we can only post to the UK - sorry).

Please pay via Paypal using [email protected] and using the option 'Paying for an item or service' (rather than 'Sending to a friend or to family').

Please note the orders will be posted out on Saturdays only, as of next week.

We are delighted to announce that you can now purchase online our new book 'The Making of the Costume and Textile Collection'!

The price is £20 inc P&P (2nd class - we can only post to the UK - sorry).

Please pay via Paypal using [email protected] and using the option 'Paying for an item or service' (rather than 'Sending to a friend or to family').

Please note the orders will be posted out on Saturdays only, as of next week.

A bit dreich today, but we are open, and welcome everyone, and in particular those keen cyclists who might/will be out!!...
08/05/2021

A bit dreich today, but we are open, and welcome everyone, and in particular those keen cyclists who might/will be out!! They will have earned their ☕️ and 🍰 😉 🚲

#ayrshire
#coffeeshop
#tearoom
#cycliststop
#museum

A bit dreich today, but we are open, and welcome everyone, and in particular those keen cyclists who might/will be out!! They will have earned their ☕️ and 🍰 😉 🚲

#ayrshire
#coffeeshop
#tearoom
#cycliststop
#museum

Today is #EarthDay 🌍, an annual event to show support for environmental protection. The theme for this year’s celebratio...
22/04/2021

Today is #EarthDay 🌍, an annual event to show support for environmental protection. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Restore Our Earth” which focuses on natural processes and emerging green technologies that can restore the world’s ecosystems. Today we would love if you could send in any photos you have taken of nature around Dalgarven Mill 🌿 Please tag us on your post so we can reshare them.

Today is #EarthDay 🌍, an annual event to show support for environmental protection. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Restore Our Earth” which focuses on natural processes and emerging green technologies that can restore the world’s ecosystems. Today we would love if you could send in any photos you have taken of nature around Dalgarven Mill 🌿 Please tag us on your post so we can reshare them.

Our new book ‘The making of the costume and textile collection’ will be available to purchase when we reopen on Tuesday ...
19/04/2021

Our new book ‘The making of the costume and textile collection’ will be available to purchase when we reopen on Tuesday 27 April!

Our new book ‘The making of the costume and textile collection’ will be available to purchase when we reopen on Tuesday 27 April!

We're delighted to announce that after months of lockdown, the Museum and the Miller's Kitchen are RE-OPENING at 10am on...
19/04/2021

We're delighted to announce that after months of lockdown, the Museum and the Miller's Kitchen are RE-OPENING at 10am on Tuesday 27 April 2021!

We looking forward to having visitors again, and to see the lovely Karen of Posies and Pots! We also send a warm welcome to our new neighbours at Dalgarven House!

https://www.facebook.com/posiesandpots https://www.facebook.com/Dalgarvenhousehotel

We're delighted to announce that after months of lockdown, the Museum and the Miller's Kitchen are RE-OPENING at 10am on Tuesday 27 April 2021!

We looking forward to having visitors again, and to see the lovely Karen of Posies and Pots! We also send a warm welcome to our new neighbours at Dalgarven House!

https://www.facebook.com/posiesandpots https://www.facebook.com/Dalgarvenhousehotel

Wishing everyone a happy Easter weekend from everyone at Dalgarven Mill! 💐 Have a lovely, relaxing time and we hope to s...
02/04/2021

Wishing everyone a happy Easter weekend from everyone at Dalgarven Mill! 💐 Have a lovely, relaxing time and we hope to see you soon when we re-open. Look out for future posts announcing when we can invite visitors back to the Mill.

#dalgarvenmill #mill #happyeaster #easter #spring #visitscotland #scotland #touristinmyowncity #springflowers #restoration

Wishing everyone a happy Easter weekend from everyone at Dalgarven Mill! 💐 Have a lovely, relaxing time and we hope to see you soon when we re-open. Look out for future posts announcing when we can invite visitors back to the Mill.

#dalgarvenmill #mill #happyeaster #easter #spring #visitscotland #scotland #touristinmyowncity #springflowers #restoration

Happy Friday everyone, the clocks go forward on Sunday marking the beginning of British Summer Time, who is looking forw...
26/03/2021

Happy Friday everyone, the clocks go forward on Sunday marking the beginning of British Summer Time, who is looking forward to the longer evenings? 🌅

#dalgarvenmill #restoredmill #museum #millerscafe #visitscotland #summer #scotland #touristinmyowncity #visitlocal #supportlocalbusiness

Happy Friday everyone, the clocks go forward on Sunday marking the beginning of British Summer Time, who is looking forward to the longer evenings? 🌅

#dalgarvenmill #restoredmill #museum #millerscafe #visitscotland #summer #scotland #touristinmyowncity #visitlocal #supportlocalbusiness

04/03/2021
Thank you for the mention!
03/03/2021

Thank you for the mention!

That floral hat is just amazing !!
01/03/2021

That floral hat is just amazing !!

It's looking beautiful today!
22/02/2021

It's looking beautiful today!

We hope you are all well and some of you have already had your first vaccine.Today’s announcement means we are still not...
02/02/2021

We hope you are all well and some of you have already had your first vaccine.

Today’s announcement means we are still not allowed to reopen, but we’ll let you know when we are. In the meantime take care everyone, stay safe!

We hope you are all well and some of you have already had your first vaccine.

Today’s announcement means we are still not allowed to reopen, but we’ll let you know when we are. In the meantime take care everyone, stay safe!

We just had to.....  Captions anyone?#BernieSanders
22/01/2021

We just had to..... Captions anyone?

#BernieSanders

A very happy Christmas to all our friends and visitors - sadly we are closed until the pandemic regulations allow us to ...
20/12/2020

A very happy Christmas to all our friends and visitors - sadly we are closed until the pandemic regulations allow us to reopen. Take care everyone and enjoy the festivities!

Posies and Pots
18/12/2020

Posies and Pots

💐One to One Floristry courses available💐

I have put together a one day floristry taster course, for those looking for a career change or to just get creative!! Also available, tailored day courses, for those already experienced but looking to strengthen their skills. All in out lovely home at The Old Byre. Get in touch for more details. (Please feel free to share this to anyone who needs a wee nudge for for Christmas gift ideas 😉)

The perfect last minute Christmas gift.

Karen
Miss P&P xx

These beautiful cards are available to purchase at the Mill for £2 each: thanks to Sharon Stirling Smith for donating th...
18/12/2020

These beautiful cards are available to purchase at the Mill for £2 each: thanks to Sharon Stirling Smith for donating them. (The cards are blank inside)

#christmascards
#christmas
#christmas2020

We will be closing for the Christmas holidays on Sunday 20 December 2020 at 4pm. We look forward to welcoming you again ...
11/12/2020

We will be closing for the Christmas holidays on Sunday 20 December 2020 at 4pm. We look forward to welcoming you again at the Mill in the new year!

08/12/2020

We are sorry but the Mill will be closed on Thursday 10 Dec (and Thursday only) due to unforeseen circumstances.

Pots and Posies will be open!

Posies and Pots
07/12/2020

Posies and Pots

Happy Monday folks!

Is it even Monday who knows anymore, all the days rolling into one.

I will be at the Byre tomorrow 10-4 making the last of the wreaths, thanks to those who have pre-ordered. We also have some lovely potted bulbs and some bunny tails for pick up!!! Also, here is a customer's Hatbox order from today, slightly love this!!

To those who have asked I will be organising Holly wreaths for the end of the week.

Remember please pre-order your requirements.

Thank you for your continued support!

Karen
Miss P&P xx

After our ‘body armour 1920s style’ video, check out those corsets, girdles and stays that women wore last century: inst...
06/12/2020

After our ‘body armour 1920s style’ video, check out those corsets, girdles and stays that women wore last century: instruments of torture some of them !!

05/12/2020

Body armour .... 1920s style!

Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life & Costume, and the Miller's Kitchen's cover photo
05/12/2020

Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life & Costume, and the Miller's Kitchen's cover photo

There are roadworks on the A737 road from Kilwinning to Dalgarven Mill this weekend, but the back road to the Mill is op...
04/12/2020

There are roadworks on the A737 road from Kilwinning to Dalgarven Mill this weekend, but the back road to the Mill is open - and so are we!
#ayrshire
#ayrshirecoast
#museums
#coffeeshop
#tearoom
#homebaking
#cycliststop
#costumes
#costumemuseum

Posies and Pots
01/12/2020

Posies and Pots

And we're off!

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to message me and offer your best wishes means a lot.

I have orders ready for collection and we have Ilex berries and euc mix for £25 Today and tomorrow only! But when it's gone!!!

Many thanks once again.

Karen Miss P&P xx

Posies and Pots
28/11/2020

Posies and Pots

Open this Tuesday-Friday 10-2

Posies and Pots will I'll be open as of Tuesday 10-2 for pre-order collections. Please get in touch if there's is anything you require and I can let you know timescales as I make most items from scratch. There will also be a few other festive bits and bobs to pick up as well 😍🎄😍🎄

It's been a great few weeks doing our socially distant Workshops and getting to know you all and a sincerest thank you for all your kind messages of support and making me feel so welcomed!!! Hopefully see you soon. Karen Miss P&P xx

Check out today's wee story on our blog:https://www.dalgarvenmill.org.uk/2020/11/27/a-silk-paisley-shawl/
27/11/2020
A silk Paisley shawl

Check out today's wee story on our blog:
https://www.dalgarvenmill.org.uk/2020/11/27/a-silk-paisley-shawl/

Last autumn, before everything went pear-shape, we answered a telephone call from a lady in southern Ayrshire, who explained they have lived since 1970, but were now leaving: she had a room filled with everything that they didn’t feel able to take with them. It included lace, textiles, China, chur...

24/11/2020
Dalgarven House Hotel

It sounds wonderful, all best wishes from the neighbours at the Mill Museum!

Watch this space as we start to post pictures of a wee spruce up of Dalgarven including...drumroll... a thermal suite being added to the venue with wonderful views of the River Garnock. Spa days with treatments, champagne afternoon tea and overnight stays will be coming your way, as soon as government allows, for prices that many can afford. What's not to like?

Weddings and wedding renewals will be back too with a touch of spahouses added! I guarantee - nowhere else will be offering what we do !

Brochure with our wedding packages will be available shortly.

Just a reminder that we, and Posies and Pots, are open as North Ayrshire Council is still in a tier 3 area - Covid measu...
21/11/2020

Just a reminder that we, and Posies and Pots, are open as North Ayrshire Council is still in a tier 3 area - Covid measures are in place throughout the Mill: please be sure to wear your protective face covering! Hand sanitisers are available and we regularly deep cleaning all surfaces and items. Please remember to also respect social distancing at all times!

Also advance notice that the A737 between Kilwinning and Dalgarven will be closed from 4th to 7th December 2020: diversions will be in place and signposted!

#ayrshire
#ayrshirecoast
#museum
#museums
#tearoom
#coffeeshop
#cycliststop

Posies and Pots
21/11/2020

Posies and Pots

🎉🎉 COMPETITION TIME 🎉🎉

To celebrate my recent move to The Old Byre, I'm running a competition for my new neighbours to win this exact wreath.

The usual tag, share and like our page!! Those who tag and those they tag are eligible to win 😍

Open to North Ayrshire residents.

Winner will be announced tomorrow mid-day.

Remember we still have spaces for wreath making get in touch for info (restrictions apply). Christmas orders have also started.

Karen Miss P&P xx

21/11/2020
North Ayrshire Heritage and Cultural Services

North Ayrshire Heritage and Cultural Services

It is Book Week Scotland and our friends, Rob and Moira Ferguson, at Dalgarven Mill Museum have a new book coming out soon. The Costume and Textile Collections at The Museum of Ayrshire Country Life and Costume at Dalgarven Mill tells the interesting stories of how some of their precious items came to the collection, as well as showing off their collections in beautiful photographs. Here's Rob, sharing one of the stories from the new book. #BookWeekScotland Dalgarven Mill – Museum of Ayrshire Country Life and Costume

20/11/2020
Posies and Pots

Posies and Pots

Happy Friday all, what a week!!

Just popping on to say I now have space tomorrow for socially distant wreath making at The Byre, Kilwinning.

Please note this is for local tier 3 and restrictions are in place! Still a fun way to spend a Saturday ❤️😍

Send me a message if interested and if you have any questions.

Karen.
Miss P&P xx

Posies and Pots
20/11/2020

Posies and Pots

More Christmas lovelies coming your way:

One metre garland with festive foliage, for use on your dining table or fire place:

Standard foliage - £35
Mixed foliage incl eucalyptus (pictured) - £45
Decorated mixed foliage (can be bespoke) - £55

Wreaths

Standard 12 inch wreath with seasonal foliage decorated with dried fruits and festive ribbon - £35
Luxury Wreath, mixed foliage incl eucalyptus, velvet ribbon bespoke design (pictured) - £55
The statement Wreath - Large bespoke designs 14 inch super wow - £75

Delivery fees apply.

Message to order.

Karen
Miss P&P xx

Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life & Costume, and the Miller's Kitchen's cover photo
20/11/2020

Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life & Costume, and the Miller's Kitchen's cover photo

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Dalgarven
Kilwinning
KA13 6PL

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone

01294 552448

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Great post!
Make sure you pop over for a hot drink and a snack at Dalgarven Mill on the way to/from Blair Estate! We'll be open till 5pm!