Largs Museum

Largs Museum Largs Museum is run by volunteers. Besides many interesting artefacts, we also have books, old records and newspaper articles from 1877, all available for reasearch.
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We are also keyholders for Skelmorlie Aisle on behalf of Historic Environment Scotland.

Operating as usual

Good idea to keep the weans entertained.https://www.facebook.com/317318258474943/posts/1421518264721598/
10/04/2020

Good idea to keep the weans entertained.
https://www.facebook.com/317318258474943/posts/1421518264721598/

One for the children to do with your big people!

Make a tabletop museum about yourself. First, find some objects that tell your story and lay them out them nicely on your table. Write a few words about what each object means, and put these next to the objects. You've just curated your first exhibition and had lots of fun!

Please, if you do this, send us a wee photo in the comments so that we can all enjoy your tabletop museums! This one is the Lucy Museum, curated by Louise's daugher, complete with Squish the hamster in his ball - good job he's not a Great Dane!

Largs Museum's cover photo
30/03/2020

Largs Museum's cover photo

Has any one checked the trees at the Prophet's Grave recently?!!!This is the grave of William Smith who was briefly mini...
16/03/2020
North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

Has any one checked the trees at the Prophet's Grave recently?!!!

This is the grave of William Smith who was briefly minister of Largs and has found his place in the town's history solely because of his burial location.

Smith graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1637 and after being a schoolmaster was appointed minister of Largs Parish in 1644. He seems to have been a good preacher, well-liked by his parishioners and approachable.

In 1647, a plague hit Largs and many of the townspeople moved out and into the Noddle Glen making a camp at Outerwards. Smith carried out his duties minister but died of the disease himself at Middleton. He was buried nearby and his grave marked with a memorial stone.

The site became known as the Minister's Grave or the Prophet's Grave. It was popular with the people of Largs to walk to the site on a Sunday evening as this recreation was more religious seeming than walking to St Fillan's or Fairlie Castle.

In 1945, Alex Simpson gave a talk to the Largs Business Club about Old Largs and suggested the site might be restored. The club decided to 'father' the scheme along with St Columba's Parish Church who had already formed a committee and had some money. John Campbell, Auchengarth, who owned the site agreed to give it and ground for access from Brisbane Glen Road to a suitable body.

In June 1947, Simpson offered the site to Largs Burgh free of charge as this was the 300th anniversary of William's death. But the council declined as it was outside the burgh boundary. However, in February 1951 the restoration committee again appealed to the council to take over the site. This time they agreed upon completion of restoration work. Work didn't start on the restoration until 1953 when the path and gate to the grave from Brisbane Glen Road was built. Lack of money slowed the project but by February 1956 the gate, supplied by A H Mackie & CO, and posts, built by Joseph and Alex Campbell, were in place.

The site formally opened on 20 May 1956 complete with gate, path, bridge, inscription plaque and four benches. The grave stone was also restored. Why it became known as Prophet's Grave is uncertain as while Smith was alive there is no official record of him prophesying. There is a tale about Smith on his deathbed, having chosen his grave site, saying that if two holly trees there did not touch each other in the future then the plague wouldn't return. Most likely though is that he had acquired the nickname 'The Prophet' during his ministry.

[from http://www.naheritagetrails.co.uk/heritagetrails_largs_prophetsgrave.php]

North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

We're very sorry to have to let you all know that the Historical Society Talk for next Monday 23rd has been cancelled.Th...
16/03/2020

We're very sorry to have to let you all know that the Historical Society Talk for next Monday 23rd has been cancelled.
This was the talk by Frank Alexander about Skelmorlie Secret Bunker.

The next talk organised by the LARGS & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY is on THE FUTURE OF STAINED GLASS.Speaker: ALEC GALLO...
19/01/2020

The next talk organised by the LARGS & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY is on THE FUTURE OF STAINED GLASS.

Speaker: ALEC GALLOWAY

FRIDAY 31st JANUARY 2020 at 2.30pm in LARGS MUSEUM

All welcome.

Please note this is a change of date, for the talk that was due to take place later this week.

(Photo of St Margaret's Chapel, Edinburgh)

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17/12/2019

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William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, the Glasgow scientist after whom the Kelvin unit of temperature was named, died on this day in 1907 at Largs. Lord Kelvin was a physicist and engineer who worked on a number of projects including electric telegraph development, for which he was knighted by Queen Victoria.

He also developed a compass for mariners and discovered the concept of an absolute zero unit of temperature, which was named the kelvin unit in his name.

If you like Scotland's history you'll love History Scotland, the world's premier Scottish history magazine. Find out more at: www.celebrate-scotland.co.uk

Largs Museum
08/09/2019

Largs Museum

Largs Museum's cover photo
08/09/2019

Largs Museum's cover photo

Thank you everyone who came to visit us this year. We are now closed and hope to re-open later in 2020, if we can.
08/09/2019

Thank you everyone who came to visit us this year. We are now closed and hope to re-open later in 2020, if we can.

We have good news and bad news today.Bad news is we close for the season in just 3 days ๐Ÿ˜ญBut the good news is we are tak...
06/09/2019

We have good news and bad news today.

Bad news is we close for the season in just 3 days ๐Ÿ˜ญ

But the good news is we are taking part in doors open day this weekend.

Open sat and sun from 1.30pm;
there will be lots of volunteers on hand to answer your questions in the museum, or take you on a guided tour of Skelmorlie Aisle.

If you've been meaning to visit us then now's the time.
Also open today (Fri) from 1.30pm.

Tonight's the night. Don't miss this year's lecture. 8pm in the Vallhalladrome in Vikingar. Admission by donation. Pleas...
05/09/2019

Tonight's the night. Don't miss this year's lecture. 8pm in the Vallhalladrome in Vikingar.

Admission by donation.

Please share this post to spread the word

The museum and Skelmorlie Aisle will be taking part in doors open day next weekend.Pop in to the museum and get your cop...
31/08/2019

The museum and Skelmorlie Aisle will be taking part in doors open day next weekend.
Pop in to the museum and get your copy of the doors open day leaflet covering the whole of North Ayrshire today.

It's a bit dreich today so if you've been meaning to visit us over the summer this would be a good day to pop in.Also we...
30/08/2019

It's a bit dreich today so if you've been meaning to visit us over the summer this would be a good day to pop in.

Also we close for the season on 9 September so not many days left.

Why not come along to our lecture on Thursday 5th September at 8pm.Admission by donation.
16/08/2019

Why not come along to our lecture on Thursday 5th September at 8pm.
Admission by donation.

We're all spruced up with our new paint job.Open today from 1.30 to 4.30
02/08/2019

We're all spruced up with our new paint job.
Open today from 1.30 to 4.30

Bellman's Close - before and after the "new" post office was built in 1905.The building is now used by the Ayrshire Hosp...
27/06/2019

Bellman's Close - before and after the "new" post office was built in 1905.
The building is now used by the Ayrshire Hospice Charity shop.

26/06/2019

For any parents or guardians looking for ideas for the summer holidays. (Hats off to whoever wrote all of this - it wasnโ€™t me)

๐Ÿ’ด = costs
๐Ÿ†“ = free (ie. no admittance fee)
โ˜€๏ธ = sunny days
โ˜”๏ธ = rainy days
๐Ÿถ = dog friendly
โ™ฟ๏ธ = accessible

๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Aberdour Beach, Fife FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Aberfoyle (David Marshall lodge, Lodge forest Visitor Centre) FREE
๐Ÿ†“ Activity centre, Linn park, Glasgow FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Adventure Planet softplay, Cumbernauld, ยฃ9.50 play & eat
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Aerial Adventures, Livingston. From ยฃ5, under 1s FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Almond Valley, Livingston, ยฃ6.50-ยฃ8.50
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Almondell & Calderwood country park, Broxburn FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Amazonia @ M&Ds, Motherwell, ยฃ4.75-ยฃ6.20, under 3s free (ยฃ1 Mon-Thur after 3pm)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Aquatec, Motherwell ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Ardardan Estate, Cardross, FREE (some events cost)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Arnprior Farm (seasonal...pumpkins, lambing), Stirling ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Arran (ยฃ- ferry)
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Ayr Beach, FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Auchingarrich wildlife centre, Comrie ยฃ6.95-ยฃ8.45, under 2s free
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Badminton For you, Cumbernauld ยฃ4-ยฃ6, Adventure Bouncy Castles
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Balloch Country Park - loch side walks / tree trails/ picnicking / sandy play park FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ Baltic Street Adventure Playground, Dalmarnock. FREE. (Can register kids online)
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ Barons Haugh Nature Reserve, Motherwell, FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Barshaw Park, Paisley - duck pond / model railway / small animals / play park FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Bearsden Ski Club ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถ Beech Tree Inn, Dumgoyne by Killearn - animals/food ยฃ (kids eat free)
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Beecraigs Country Park, Linlithgow FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Bellahouston Park, Glasgow FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Bishopbriggs park Fairy trail carvings FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Blair Drummond, Stirlingshire ยฃ (kennels for dogs at entrance)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway, Bo'ness ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Boswellโ€™s Coach House, Auchinleck - small play area, walks, castle ruins, coffee shop
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Botanic Gardens & Kibble Palace, Glasgow FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Bounce & Tag Active, East Kilbride ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Briarlands Farm, Stirling ยฃ, under 3s FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Broadwood Stadium Gym Play, Cumbernauld ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ Burngreen park, Kilsyth FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Burntisland, Fife FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Burrell Collection, Glasgow FREE (currently closed for refurb)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Butterfly & Insect World, Edinburgh Dobbie's ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Cafe Ceramico, East Kilbride ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Cairnie Farm & Maze, Cupar, Fife - Mar-Oct, ยฃ, under 3s FREE
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Calderglen Country Park, East Kilbride FREE (zoo entry ยฃ1.50 adults, 50p kids)
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Callendar Park, Falkirk FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Camera Obscura, Edinburgh ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Campsie Glen gallery & cafe, nr Lennoxtown ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ Carmichael Estate, nr Biggar ยฃ / FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Castle Semple Country Park, Lochwinnoch, FREE (some events cost)
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Chatelherault Country Park, Hamilton FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Cineworld & Odeon Kids Club ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ City Kids Adventure play, Glasgow ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ City Sightseeing Tour, Glasgow (Hop on Hop off) ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ Clarkโ€™s Little Ark, Sanquhar, D&G (animals) FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธ Coats Observatory, Paisley FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Cocoabean Chocolate Factory, Braehead Soar ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Cocoa Bean Company, Kirkcudbright ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถ Colzium Estate, Kilsyth - visitor centre, cafe, play area etc. FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Conifox Nursery & Adventure Play park, Kirkliston ยฃ, under 2s FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Coopers Coffees, Hamilton - children's baking / biscuit making ยฃ9.95
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Craft Daft, Ayr, ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Craft Daft on a Raft, Kirkintilloch ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Craigend Nursery - indoor sandpit, Cumbernauld ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Craigieโ€™s Farm Shop, Edinburgh. Pick your own fruit, min spend ยฃ3
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Craignethan Castle, Lanark, ยฃ, under 5s free
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Craigtoun Country Park, St. Andrews ยฃ / FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Crawick Multiverse, Sanquhar, D&G, FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Cream oโ€™ Galloway, Gatehouse of Fleet - adventure playground, nature reserve, etc. ยฃ, under 3s FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Crieff Hydro ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Culzean Castle, Maybole ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Cuningar Loop, Dalmarnock FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Dalgarven Mill, Museum of Ayrshire Country Life & Costume, Kilwinning ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Dalkeith Country Park, FREE (playpark entry ยฃ3-5, under 3s & adults FREE)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Dalscone Farm Park, Dumfries ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Dams to Darnley County Park, Glasgow FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ David Coulthard museum, Kirkcudbright ยฃ (children go free with cocoabean workshop)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ David Livingston Centre, Blantyre (weekends) ยฃ (currently closed for refurb)
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Dean Castle Country Park, Kilmarnock FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Deep Sea World, North Queensferry, ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Dhoon Beach, Kirkcudbright FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Dino Park, Dumfries ยฃ, under 2s FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ DinoM8, Airdrie ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Doune Castle, Perthshire ยฃ, under 5s FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfries & Galloway ยฃ, under 5s FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Drumpellier Country Park, Coatbridge FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Dumbarton Castle, ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Dumfries house, Cumnock ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Duncarron Medieval Village, Carron Valley ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Dundonald Castle, Kilmarnock ยฃ, under 5s FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ East Links Family Park, Dunbar ยฃ, under 2s FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ East Yonderton (fruit)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Edenmill Farm Shop, Blanefield, ยฃ5.95 2 hour eat & play, adults free
Edinburgh Castle ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Edinburgh Zoo ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Eglinton country park, Irvine FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ EICA Ratho - Clip 'n Climb, nr Edinburgh ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Engine Shed, Stirling, FREE (some events cost)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Falkirk Wheel ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถ Finlaystone Mansion House, Port Glasgow ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ Flanders Moss national nature reserve, nr Kippen, Stirlingshire FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Flip Out Trampoline Park, Rutherglen ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Free Wheel North, Glasgow Green ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ Fullarton Fairy Trail, near Troon, FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ 5 Sisters Zoo, West Calder, ยฃ9.95-ยฃ11.95, under 3s FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Gambado Softplay, Barrhead, ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Garscube Playrooms, Glasgow ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Gatend Equestrian, Barrmill, Ayrshire - horse riding, grooming etc. Weds & Fri, must book, ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Glasgow City Treasure Trail, starting @ George Square, ยฃ6.99 to download (2 miles)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Glasgow West Treasure Trail, starting @ Hillhead Underground, ยฃ6.99 to download (2 miles)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Glasgow Climbing Centre ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Glasgow Green FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธ Glasgow Museum Resource Centre, FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Glasgow Sculpture Studios, The Whisky Bond, Glasgow ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Glasgow Ski & Snowboard Centre, Bellahouston ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Glazed (ceramics), Langside ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Go Wild Soft Play & Party Centre, Bridgend, Glasgow ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Gooey Events Limited, (parties, school visits, bookable events - inc. Time to Slime), Livingston ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Gourock Outdoor Pool ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Gravit8, Airdrie ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Green Aspirations, Drymen ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Greenbank garden, Clarkston ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Gruffalo trail - ardkinglas estate, Argyll ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Hamilton Water Palace - swim pool with pirate ship ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Happy Town NL, Cumbernauld ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Heads of Ayr farm park, Ayr - animals & play park indoor/ outdoor ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Hollywood Bowl, Springfield Quay & Bargeddie ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Holmwood House, Cathcart (seasonal) ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery @ Glasgow Uni FREE (ยฃ mackintosh house)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ I-play softplay, Clydebank ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถ Inveraray Jail, from ยฃ6.75, under 5s FREE
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ James Hamilton Heritage Park, East Kilbride, FREE (ยฃ activities)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Jeely Piece Club, Castlemilk ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Jolly tots & Cookies play cafe, Uddingston ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Jump-N-Joy Trampoline Park, Tullibody. From ยฃ5
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, Grangemouth FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Jurassic Parrr Adventure Golf, World of Golf, Clydebank ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Jurassic Jungle soft play, Possilpark ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Kelbourne Play Group. The Scout Hall, Kelbourne Street, Friday 10am to 12pm. ยฃ2
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถ Kelburn Castle, North Ayrshire - bird sanctuary, forest trail/park, indoor/outdoor play, ยฃ30 family ticket
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Kelpies & Helix Park, Falkirk FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow- museum & cafe, toddler group Friday's FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Kelvingrove Park
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Kelvinhall toddler Gym time, Tuesdays & Fridays ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Kids Town Role Play, ยฃ6.95 (adults free)
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Kilmardinny Loch (in bearsden for a Gruffalo Hunt) FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Kings park, Stirling - adventure playground FREE
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Lake of Menteith / Inchmahome Priory, nr Stirling ยฃ / FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ Lamont City Farm, Erskine - small animal petting FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Lanark Equestrian Centre (pony rides) ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Landmark Adventure Park, Aviemore, ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Largs FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Largs Museum (Thurs-Sun pm)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Linlithgow Canal Centre ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Linlithgow Palace ยฃ, under 5s FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Linn Caves, Baldernock FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ Linn Park Adventure centre / Playground, Glasgow (booking advisable) FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Little Critters, Stirling (in Dobbies), small animals / birds of prey, ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Little Potters (pottery painting), above Little Coffee Company, Paisley ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Little World of Play, Cowdenbeath ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Loch Katrine, Trossachs FREE (ยฃ boat ride)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Loch Leven RSPB, Kinross ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Loch Lomond Faerie Trail, Luss ยฃ2/ยฃ3
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Loch Lomond shores - outdoor play park nearby FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Lochwinnoch RSPB ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Lollipop Land soft play, East Kilbride ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Low Park Museum, Hamilton ยฃ / FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Lunderston Bay, Gourock, FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Mabie Farm Park, Dumfries (Mar-Oct) ยฃ, under 2s FREE
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Make Do & Grow, Govan. Free drop in arts and crafts and affordable creative workshops, ยฃ2-3
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Maleyโ€™s Artisan Chocolates, Falkirk - chocolate making / decorating classes. Weekends, holidays, some mid-week, ยฃ10
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ M&D's, Motherwell - funfair ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Mariner Leisure Centre, Falkirk ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถ Milk Barn, Falkirk - ice cream parlour on farm, ยฃ (tables outside)
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Millport - hire a bike / play on beach ยฃ / FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Mini Beatz (sensory dance, birth to preschool), Glasgow & Airdrie classes. From ยฃ3.50
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Monkey Madness soft play, Clydebank ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Movement Park, Whiteinch ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Muddy Boots Farm, Cupar, Fife ยฃ, under 2s FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Mugdock Park, nr Milngavie - muddy walks/ ranger activities / garden centre FREE
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Muiravonside Country Park, nr Falkirk, FREE (some events cost)
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Muirshiel Country Park, Lochwinnoch, FREE (some events cost)
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธ Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Mystic Monkeys Soft Play, Kirkintilloch
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ National Museum of Flight, North Berwick, from ยฃ7, under 5s FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถ National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride, from ยฃ4, under 5s FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ New Cumnock outdoor pool, ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถ๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ New Lanark - museum/play area/outdoor walks ยฃ & FREE (dogs not permitted inside)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Newark Castle, Port Glasgow, from ยฃ3, under 5s FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Newmilns Snow & sports complex, east ayrshire, ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Orcadia Trampoline Centre, Edinburgh ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Overtoun Park, Burnside, FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, from ยฃ8.10, under 5s FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Palacerigg Country Park, Cumbernauld FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ People's Palace & Winter garden, Glasgow FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Pirate Pete's, Ayr ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Platform @ Argyle St Arches, every Fri, Sat, Sun, independent street food stalls (+ some events for kids) ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Plean Country Park, Stirling FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธ Police Museum, Glasgow merchant city, FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Polkemmet Country Park, Bathgate FREE
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Pollok Country Park, Glasgow (inc. dinosaur trail & fairy garden) FREE (exc Pollok House)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Potter Around, Kirknewton (nr Edinburgh) ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Purves Puppets, Biggar ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Queens Park & Glasshouse, Glasgow FREE
๐Ÿ’ถ Rainforest Adventure, East Kilbride & Motherwell ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Ravenscraig Activity Centre, Greenock ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Reidvale Adventure Play, Denniston, from 50p
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Riverside Museum & Tall Ship, Glasgow FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Robert Burns Birthplace, Alloway ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Rock n Roller, Cumbernauld, ยฃ5 plus skate hire
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Roller Stop, Kinning Park ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Rothesay Castle, From ยฃ3, under 5s FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Rouken Glen Park, Giffnock FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Rouken Glen Pottery, Giffnock ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Ryze Trampoline Park, Glasgow ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Science Centre, Glasgow ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Scotkart, Cambuslang & Clydebank ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Scotland street school, Glasgow FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Scottish Deer Centre, Cupar, from ยฃ6, under 3s FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Scottish Football Museum, Hampden Park, from ยฃ3, under 5s FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Scottish maritime museum, Dumbarton & Irvine, ยฃ (up to 3 kids FREE with paying adults)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre, Glasgow west ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Scottish Owl Centre, Bathgate, ยฃ, under 3s & carers FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Scottish Parliament building, Edinburgh, FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Sealife centre & Aquarium, Loch Lomond, ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Sensory room, Hillington (@ the experience), ยฃ (book a free session)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, Trongate Glasgow, from ยฃ3
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Skelmorlie Aisle, Largs (Thurs-Sun pm)
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Snow Factor, Braehead ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Southerness Beach FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Sportsquad - varied sports classes for 2-10 year olds. Mainly East Dunbartonshire.
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ St. Andrew's Botanic Gardens, FREE / ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ St Mungo's Museum, Glasgow FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Stirling Castle ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Strathaven Park, FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Strathclyde Country Park, FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Summerlee, Coatbridge FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Tantallon Castle, North Berwick ยฃ, under 5s FREE
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Tentsmuir, Fife - Nature Reserve, Beach, Forest, FREE / ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ The Alpaca Trekking Centre, Thornhill, Stirling ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ The Children's Wood, Glasgow West, FREE / ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ The Craft Pottery, Glasgow City ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ The Ecology Centre, Burntisland, Fife ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ The Experience, Hillington ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ The Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ The Lighthouse, Glasgow FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ The Messy Place, Bishopbriggs, ยฃ (book places, 10.30-11.30am)
๐Ÿ†“โ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ The Tall Ship, Glasgow Riverside - museum / cafe / teeny under 5 soft play FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ The Wee Mud Hut, Blantyre - pottery classes, ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถ The ZooLab Jungle Room, Larbert, open Apr-Oct, ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Time Capsule, Coatbridge - fun swim pool ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿถ Tir Na Nog, Balfron - holistic centre & shop/cafe ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Tollcross Farm, Glasgow - small animals FREE
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ Tree stumps in Balloch Park FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Urban Gymnastics, Kinning Park ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Victoria park, Glasgow west - fossil trees & play park FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Vikingar, Largs ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Wallace Monument, Stirling ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธ Waverley Excursions, Lancefield Quay - boat trip ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Wellsfield Farm Park, Denny ยฃ
๐Ÿ†“โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฟ๏ธ Whitelee Wind Farm, nr Eaglesham FREE
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธ Wild Adventure (soft play), Drumchapel, ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜”๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ Wonderworld Softplay, Kinning Park ยฃ
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธ Woodland Fairy Experience, Balfron ยฃ5 (includes tea/coffee/biscuits), under 2s free
๐Ÿ’ถโ˜€๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ World of Wings Birds of Prey Centre, Cumbernauld, ยฃ under 3s free

(Copied and pasted...Hats off to the person who wrote this all out, best list a parent could have!)

Address

Kirkgate House 1 Manse Court
Largs
KA30 8AW

General information

Free admission

Opening Hours

Thursday 13:30 - 16:30
Friday 13:30 - 16:30
Saturday 13:30 - 16:30
Sunday 13:30 - 16:30

Telephone

01475 687081

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Largs Museum

We are a volunteer run museum. Open Thursday to Sunday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm, until early September. We have many interesting artefacts, a research area for those carrying out local or family history research and we are key holders to the wonderful Skelmorlie Aisle on behalf of Historic Environment Scotland. Admission is free. Donations gratefully received.

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Comments

Thanks I was down in Largs today and happened by the grounds. Fab to see the work going on to tidy the place, and to see the old early 17th century gravestones reappear in quantity from the grounds. These are contemporary with the Aisle and the Mausoleum so I am wondering if anyone is recording and conserving? Some of them were on their sides, and others were standing with the inscriptions upwards to face any down coming acid rain. It would be amazing to know if there is any old map of the graves from the 1630's - 1720's and who might be buried there as marked out. Despite previous visits, I had not noticed the hidden wealth previously under the ground, in the undergrowth or hiding in plain sight. Would be great to get a context mapped out for this period? Best wishes to all. Stephen
A lovely wee museum!