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Outing to National Museum of Scotland

KH members enjoyed a trip to Edinburgh and had a guided tour of relevant exhibits in the National Museum of Scotland.

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The Hunterston Brooch is a highly important example of Celtic art, made around 700 AD and discovered in 1826 by two ditch diggers from West Kilbride.

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The whalebone casket was once kept in Eglinton Castle.

Tower closes for the year

The Abbey Tower visitor centre closes on Sunday 16 September 2018 and reopens at Easter 2019. To arrange group visits at other times, please contact us.

News from the Tower

Welcome to our new website. We hope you enjoy exploring it. There's lots more information as well as a Shop page. We are currently busy at weekends at the Tower Heritage Centre. 

Note that group / school visits are welcome at other times and can be arranged by contacting us

We are now on Twitter as well as Facebook. Just search for ‘Kilwinning Heritage’ or visit @KilwinningH

European Heritage Days — Ayrshire Doors Open Day 2018

The Abbey Tower has extended opening hours on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September 11.00am-4.00pm each day. FREE admission and guided tours.

Visit the Heritage Centre
Free Entry

Mid-May to mid-September
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1-3.
Other openings to be arranged. 

Please check our Facebook page for details.
Climb the 143 steps for stunning views from the roof.
Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Donate to Kilwinning Heritage

We are always happy to receive donations. These can be made via PayPal as a one-off or recurring payment, for a value of your choosing.