A Wooded Land

Date Occurs 13/05/2017 - 26/08/2017
Time Tue/Wed 10-6pm, Thu 1-8pm,Fri/Sa
Age range
Admission Free

Ayrshire, along with most of Scotland’s landscape, was at one time dominated by woodland. The activities of the earliest humans to live here began a process which was to significantly reduce this woodland coverage. By the eighteenth century, Ayrshire was to a great extent a treeless environment. The determination of landowners to reverse this decline and improve the productivity of their properties led to planting which through time, produced the landscape which we recognise today. Trees enhance our surroundings and confer environmental benefits. Beyond this, there is a story to be told as to how trees throughout history have provided us with useful raw materials, being exploited as a fuel, serving as structures for our buildings and being crafted into many everyday objects. This exhibition features paintings and artefacts from our own collection which reflect our relationship with our wooded landscape.

Venue Information

  • The Dick Institute
  • Elmbank Ave
  • Kilmarnock
  • East Ayrshire
  • KA1 3BU
  • Tel: 01563 554300
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Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10am-6pm
Wednesday: 10am-6pm
Thursday: 1pm-8pm
Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday: 10qm-4pm
Wheelchair access Yes
Disabled toilet facilities Yes
Museum and Gallery spaces Yes
Central lending library Yes
Permanent collections - local & social history, natural sciences & archaeology Yes
Temporary displays & changing exhibitions Yes
Events & workshops Yes
Car parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Temporary & permanent museum & art displays Yes
Contemporary and fine art displays Yes
School & group visits welcome by appointment Yes
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