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Follow the footsteps of commoners and kings who for centuries, have visited the shrine of St. Ninian, Scotland's very first saint. Discover more about Whithorn's early Christian past and the continuous story of the churches on the site. Marvel at the magnificent 12th century bishops crozier and rings.

The scheduled monument site at Whithorn has been known by archaeologists for over a century. Artefacts now on display include fragments of early imported glass and pottery, a rare collection of Northumbrian coins, evidence of Viking cat farming and decorated antler comb production and personal items lost by pilgrims visiting the site.

1. Audiovisual Theatre - The audio visual history of Whithorn narrated by Russell Hunter.

2. Through the Ages Exhibition - with finds from over a century of archaeology in Scotland's oldest Christian town.

3. Discovery Centre - The Discovery Centre with 3-dimensional jigsaw and hands-on exhibits.

4. Dig Site - Access to the dig site now restored to the foundation level of the Northumbrian Monastery.

5. Cathedral Ruins - The ruined nave of the Medieval Cathedral and crypts now in the care of Historic Scotland.

6. Museum and Stones - the Historic Scotland Museum with the finest collection of early Christian stones in Scotland.

7. Ninian Gallery - The Ninian Gallery offers a programme of temporary exhibitions.

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Open daily from 1st April/Easter (whichever is earlier) until 31st October 10:30am - 5:00pm.
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