Dick Institute

  • Ayrshire
  •  | 01563 554343

This prominent Scottish museum and gallery promotes local culture and supports the rise of contemporary art within Ayrshire.

Exterior of the Dick Institute

Exterior of the Dick Institute

The Dick Institute, established in 1901, covers a broad spectrum from contemporary art to community history. There are also libraries on site for research and public use.

Permanent collections

The South Museum and Loom Room explore the social history of the area, while the North Museum contains objects from the natural history and archaeology collections.

Visitor information

The institute is accessible in a wheelchair and guide dogs are welcome.


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Venue details

Dick Institute 1 Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock Ayrshire KA1 3BU 01563 554343

Entry details

Free entry to all

Galleries & Museum
Tue – Sat, 11am –​ 5pm

Closed Public Holidays