Welcome to all our visitors, old, new, local, European and worldwide. This has been a tempestuous
year for the Trust with new
Trustees appointed, volunteers getting new wonderful jobs in England, Australia and in our
capital city, we wish them all well, We have also been given some wonderful artefacts and costume, and these will appear in future. We have been dragged into the modern world, yes some of us were kicking and screaming, but we are now appearing on Twitter and Facebook, so try joining us there. There are also some cracking reviews on Trip Advisor.
The Dalgarven Mill Museum has been awarded full Museum
Accreditation. This is the gold standard for the way in which we collect, loan, research, conserve store and record our objects.
It ensures that the Museum is run in an efficient and ethical manner and that donations, grants and other income is used solely for these purposes
We can offer Assisted Disabled access by ramp to the Coffee Room the Main Costume Gallery and the Mill Machine Room.
Disabled toilets and parking are available.
A video presentation of the grounds and upper floors is also available.
During the Summer months we are open from Tuesday to Friday from 10.00 until 1700 and on Saturday from 10.00 to 17.00 hrs. On Sundays we are open from 11.00 until 17.00.hrs.
Last access to the Exhibitions is 30 minutes before closing
23 DECEMBER TO 9TH JANUARY
Sad though we are to lose them, the costumes from the Glasgow gift are now repaired, catalogued, photo- graphed and ready to go back into their boxes. The last exhibition was a triumph for all concerned and come Easter more may be revealed. Meanwhile the vintage wedding dresses remainon display.
As part of our continuing
community outreach programme we offer our large exhibition space to local groups or individuals. We have built up a long term relationship with the Sew n’ Sews Quilting group from Kilbirnie, whose members have creat- ed a biennial Exhibition of their work since 2008.
To this we add pieces of costume either recently donated or which we think will interest those who come to see the quilting. Over the years we have come to realise that Quilts does not satisfactorily describe the quality of the work on display so we think our title “ The Quilter’s Art “ is more appropriate.
This talented group successfully enter annual competitions ( look out for prize rosettes ) and also contribute quilts and income to various charities, and we are happy to help them celebrate their work.