**Unfortunately the lift at The Baird Institute is currently awaiting repair and remains out of order**
** The north mobile library continues to be off the road due to technical difficulties. 
**Our mobile service will be off on Thursday & Friday 2nd & 3rd June for the Jubilee public holidays.
**The Hunter Fitness Suite will close at 7pm tomorrow, Wednesday 25th May due to staffing shortages. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Burns Monument Centre

Venue Details

  • Contact Details

    Kay Park
    Kilmarnock
    KA3 7RU

    Enquiries:

    Call 01563 553654 (Local & Family History)
    info@eastayrshireleisure.com

    For School Or Groups:

    info@eastayrshireleisure.com

  • Opening Hours

    • Sunday: Closed
    • Monday: 9am - 5pm (currently closed) *enquiries by tel/email
    • Tuesday: 9am - 5pm *enquiries by tel/email. Apptmts 1.30pm-2.30pm & 3.00pm-4.00pm
    • Wednesday: 9am - 5pm *enquiries by tel/email. Apptmts 1.30pm-2.30pm & 3.00pm-4.00pm
    • Thursday: 9am - 5pm *enquiries by tel/email. Apptmts 1.30pm-2.30pm & 3.00pm-4.00pm
    • Friday: 9am - 4pm (currently closed) *enquiries by tel/email
    • Saturday: Closed
  • Facilities

    • Wheelchair Access
    • Disabled Toilet Facilities
    • Car Parking
    • Toilets

Our Local History Research Department is open to visitors on an appointment only basis. To make an appointment please phone our staff on 01563 553654 or email Heather.Dunlop@eastayrshireleisure.com Appointment times are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 1.30pm-2.30pm & 3.00pm-4.00pm. There is a maximum number of three people allowed per appointment time.

Guidelines for visitors

The Burns Monument Centre is a shared venue among East Ayrshire Leisure, East Ayrshire Council and Ayrshire Archives.  The local and family history collections at the Centre are cared for by East Ayrshire Leisure. The collection includes items such as newspapers, maps, historic photographs, books and many other local and family history resources.

Whether you are curious about the Covenanters or want to settle a bet in the pub about who had the chemist shop in the High Street, call in to the local and family history department at the Centre where our experienced staff will point you in the right direction.

Perhaps you are just starting to trace your family history and don’t know where to begin? We hold regular “Introduction to Family History” workshops. Details of these workshops will be posted when restrictions allow. 

 Admission Free.

Venue Details

  • Contact Details

    Kay Park
    Kilmarnock
    KA3 7RU

    Enquiries:

    Call 01563 553654 (Local & Family History)
    info@eastayrshireleisure.com

    For School Or Groups:

    info@eastayrshireleisure.com

  • Opening Hours

    • Sunday: Closed
    • Monday: 9am - 5pm (currently closed) *enquiries by tel/email
    • Tuesday: 9am - 5pm *enquiries by tel/email. Apptmts 1.30pm-2.30pm & 3.00pm-4.00pm
    • Wednesday: 9am - 5pm *enquiries by tel/email. Apptmts 1.30pm-2.30pm & 3.00pm-4.00pm
    • Thursday: 9am - 5pm *enquiries by tel/email. Apptmts 1.30pm-2.30pm & 3.00pm-4.00pm
    • Friday: 9am - 4pm (currently closed) *enquiries by tel/email
    • Saturday: Closed
  • Facilities

    • Wheelchair Access
    • Disabled Toilet Facilities
    • Car Parking
    • Toilets