We offer schools a range of materials and activities that support active learning. Collections include old newspapers and magazines, photographs, books and pamphlets, official documents, letters and church records, providing a rich resource that paints a vivid picture of Ayrshire’s past.

The area’s industrial, commercial, agricultural and literary heritage can provide subject-matter for an unlimited range of creative learning projects. Learners can get hands-on access to this material, through activities that combine fun discovery with an appreciation of its historic significance. Our collections are perfectly suited to cross-curricular projects, for example Town Trails or local area heritage projects.

Our digitised material gives learners access to our unique collections in the classroom or at home.