Dalgarven Mill Museum


This afternoon I am reprising a trip to Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life and Costume, near Kilwinning, Ayrshire about 30 miles S.W. of Glasgow in S.W. Scotland.

 Ailsa Craig and Ayrshire Coast, Scotland

Information on the trip

The journey down provided superb views of the Ayrshire coast, as illustrated above.

This museum has been created from a defunct water powered grain mill dating from Victorian times, although there have been mills on the site since the 13th. century.

The museum has three sections:

  • Country Life Collection.
  • Grain Mill.
  • Costume Collection.

There is also a separate antique shop and a coffee shop.

Overall, a quality experience illustrating the changes in fashions and rural life since the 18th century.

Vintage children's toys

 Vintage Oil Lamps

Carpenter’s Tools

Vintage Farming Implements

Military Memorabilia

Costume Collection

Costume Collection

 Mill Lade

Mill with vintage farm implements

Costume Collection

Costume Collection

Vintage Farm Cart

Vintage Printing Equipment

  Vintage Tractor


More Information

For more help and information on touring Scotland, including museums and sightseeing, please refer Visitors’ Guide to Scotland, ISBN 978-1-9161332-0-4. This publication is also available via Kindle.




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