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Dick Institute


Free to all

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

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 collection

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.

Dick Institute

1 Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, KA1 3BU

01563 554 343


Opening times

Tue & Wed: 10am - 6pm
Thu: 1pm- 8pm
Fri & Sat: 10am-4pm

Closed Public Holidays

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