Kilmartin House Museum is housed in the former manse of Kilmartin Church at the centre of Kilmartin village.
Kilmartin Glen has an extraordinarily rich collection of 350 ancient monuments, all found within a six-mile radius of the museum. The area has a strong early Christian history and is closely connected to the story of Colmcille.
The museum explores the archaeology, landscape and history of the glen. Inside you can see artefacts excavated at nearby Dunadd, the principal fort of the Dál Riata. Colmcille is said to have visited the king when he first arrived in Scotland in 563.
Artefacts discovered in Kilmartin and the surrounding area are on display here in at the museum. Other collections from Kilmartin are kept at the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, Glasgow Museums and the British Museum in London.
The Kilmartin House Museum web site.
The Dalriada Project was supported by Kilmartin House Museum. There are two video trails exploring the history of the local area.
Great Glen House
Scotland, IV3 8NW
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