Baird Institute

Baird Institute
3 Lugar Street, Cumnock, East Ayrshire, KA18 1AD
  • Telephone 01290 427084
  • Opening times Thu 12.30–4.40pm & 5–8pm; Fri & Sat 10am–4pm; closed Mon–Wed & Sun.

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The Baird Institute lies in the centre of the town of Cumnock and was opened in March 1891 to provide leisure facilities for local people and included a museum, billiard room and reading rooms.

Today it holds collections of Mauchline Ware of world importance complimented by many items of Cumnock Pottery as well as a wide range of resources which relate to the history of Cumnock and the Doon Valley area – museum collections, archives, photographs, audio visual materials, books, maps and newspapers. One room is also dedicated to James Keir Hardie, founder of the Labour Party and contains many of his personal belongings.

Combine this with a continually changing catalogue of contemporary art exhibitions and a range of events and workshops taking place throughout the year and a visit to the Baird Institute will be worthwhile, whatever your interest.

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There are 2 events at this location

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Cumnock 2016

An exhibition of photographs taken by local people which aims to capture a glimpse of life in Cumnock through the eyes of the local community.

Tue 6 Dec

Free / 01290 427084

Wed 7 Dec

Free / 01290 427084

Tue 13 Dec

Free / 01290 427084

…and 6 more dates until 3 Jan 2017

Cumnock 2016 150th Anniversary Event

Celebratory event of Cumnock being made a Police Burgh in 1866.

Sat 10 Dec

Free / 01290 427084

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