McKie Collection

Date Occurs 03/11/2017 - 28/04/2018
Time During opening hours
Age range
Admission Free

The McKie Digitisation Project funded by Museums Galleries Scotland aims to digitise the large collection of Burns manuscripts, books, paintings and other Burnsiana collected by Kilmarnock publisher James McKie (1816-1891). The goal is to make the collection more accessible to the public by uploading the catalogue details and photographs of each collection item to FutureMuseum website. There are over 1000 items to tackle, and come in a variety of forms.

A few examples from the collection will be on display at the Dick Institute, starting with extracts from Burns' scrapbooks. The display will be changed monthly as progress continues.  The case is located in the South Museum alongside Kilmarnock publishing history and Printed Works of Burns displays.

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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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