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The Baird Institute

The Baird Institute


The Baird Institute contains a wide range of resources which relate to the history of Cumnock and the Doon Valley area - archives, audio visual material, books, maps, museum collections, newspapers and photographs. The museum contains extensive collections of  Mauchline boxware and  Cumnock pottery as well as many other important items of local interest, showing the rich industrial heritage of the area; mining, textiles etc. One room of the Baird is dedicated to  Keir Hardie, founder of the Labour Party and contains many of his personal belongings. The Baird also boasts a continually changing catalogue of museum displays and art exhibitions. Whatever your interests - academic research, art, family history, local historical information, school projects - a visit to the Baird Institute will be worthwhile.

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Following the most recent UK and Scottish Government advice on measures to prevent the slow spread of the Coronavirus, East Ayrshire Leisure have made the decision to close all our venues with immediate effect. All East Ayrshire Leisure activities, events and clubs will be cancelled until further notice.
Baird Institute, 3 Lugar Street, Cumnock, KA18 1AD
01290 427084