Dean Castle Collections at The Dick Institute

Date Occurs 06/06/2018 - 06/06/2020
Time Tues/wed 10-6pm, Thurs 1-8pm, Fr
Age range
Admission Free

From June 2018 Dean Castle will undergo major repair and refurbishment works.

As a result, the Castle’s fabulous and important collections of early musical instruments, arms and armour, tapestries and more will be brought to the Dick Institute for safe-keeping, and for a period of around 2 years these collections will be displayed and stored in the North Museum. During this period, they will be made ready to be returned when Dean Castle re-opens in 2021.

A series of events, workshops, recitals and displays will take place to let visitors get an in-depth look at these collections. Due to the scale of this move, expected to take several months, these displays will change and develop over time.

Check the website for the latest information and updates on the Castle project and the Dick Institute displays.

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: 10am-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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