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On most days throughout the year there is work going on to repair buildings or farm the land. These traditional activities are there for you to watch and learn from, and we encourage visitors to talk to the people who are doing things. Much of this work is undertaken by people who are spending time at Auchindrain to gain work experience or develop skills that will help them to find employment. Every year we welcome interns from Universities across Europe, young people looking to get a start in life, older people who have been unemployed, and those with disabilities. Our modern-day community is as diverse as it always was, and in this way the museum makes a contribution to society that helps to repay the financial support we receive from the Scottish Government, public agencies, other charities and … you.

All contributions are very gratefully received and will contribute to the valuable work we do here at Auchindrain.



Every month Sgioba Luaidh Inbhirchluaidh or the “Inverclyde Waulking Group” visit Auchindrain to demonstrate traditional spinning, waulking and singing to the public.

They are a group specialising in Gaelic work songs, particularly those sung by women while waulking the tweed. Their upcoming dates are:

Thurday 20 September
Saturday 29 September

Come along and experience something different!


Auchindrain's logo. The text reads "Auchindrain: A place in Scotland's history".

Explore Auchindrain

Click the button below for an online interactive tour of Auchindrain


We are open from 1st April to 31st October, 10am to 5pm daily.


From November to March we are open 10am-4pm most weekdays, except over Christmas and New Year.  When planning a winter visit, please email us at to check that we will be open when you want to come.  You do not need to book in advance, but please don’t hold us responsible if you turn up without warning and the gates are closed.  In the winter the Visitor Centre is closed and you take us as you find us.


In the winter the Visitor Centre is closed and you take us as you find us, but admission is at reduced rates.


Adult: £8.00
Concession: £7.00
Child 5-17: £5.50

Local Residents, Friends of Auchindrain and everyone November-March: £1.00 adult, 50p concessions and children.

A 20% discount is available to up to two adults where a group includes more than one child, and to pre-booked groups of more than 20 people.


School and other educational visits must be booked and arranged in advance, so that we can provide the type and quality of service you have the right to expect.

Children under 5, carers supporting visitors with disabilities, guides and drivers, and professional members of the Museums Association, the Association of Independent Museums and the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions are admitted free.

Unfortunately, we do not recognise membership cards for Historic Environment Scotland or the National Trust for Scotland.



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