John Paul Jones Cottage Museum

Journey back in time with a visit to the John Paul Jones Cottage and Museum located near southwest Scotland’s Solway Firth in the village of Kirkbean. This tiny white cottage has been visible to mariners entering the Solway from the Irish Sea for centuries. We invite you to stand within the very room where Scotland’s own, John Paul was born and matured into John Paul Jones, the Father of the United States Navy. Today, he is universally considered one of the greatest naval officers in history.

The John Paul Jones Trust is dedicated to preserving the remarkable story of John Paul Jones, Aribigland, and other great men and women of Galloway. We offer unique artifacts and accurate historical information for all and fun, hands-on displays and virtual reality experiences for our young visitors.


Visitor info

Opening hours

Open from April 1st Closed Mondays and Fridays


Arbigland Estate, near Kirkbean, Dumfriesshire, DG2 8BQ


Adults £6, Children FREE

Contact details


Phone: 01387 880613


Getting Here

Located near the grounds of Arbigland House, 1 mile from Kirkbean.
Ellipse 14
By Car
(13 miles SW of Dumfries on the A710)


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