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.
For details on the latest exhibitions at the Baird Institute, log on to our Visit East Ayrshire website using the links on this page.
Thursday – Saturday 11am – 5pm
Closed on public holidays
Cultural and Countryside Services
The Palace Theatre
9 Green Street