Contact Us

3 Lugar Street
East Ayrshire
KA18 1AD
01290 427084

Opening Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 12.30-4.40pm & 5pm-8pm
Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm

Baird Institute

The Baird Institute History Centre and Museum lies in the centre of the town of Cumnock and was opened in 1891.

Today the Museum holds a collection of Mauchline Ware of world importance complimented by many items of Cumnock pottery, mining equipment as well as photographs and artefacts of local and social history. Works of traditional and contemporary art and crafts are also displayed here.

The venue recently underwent a £650,000 refurbishment programme and was awarded a four star visitor attraction by Visit Scotland in recognition of an excellent standard of facilities and services.

Closed on public holidays. Admission FREE

Wheelchair access Yes
Disabled toilet facilities Yes
Car parking nearby Yes
Temporary & permanent museum & art displays Yes
Displays of key local industries - mining & iron Yes
Research Lab with maps, photographs & other documents Yes
Contemporary and fine art displays Yes