Our collections are the documented history of East Ayrshire, its people, places, industries, arts and culture. East Ayrshire’s heritage is rich and varied. Its influence on the national and international stage is renowned in politics, sport, industry and literature. Our collections and services help us understand our past but also help inform our future, through education, regeneration, and creativity.

Our local history, family history and archive services are based at the Burns Monument Centre, Kilmarnock.