Penpont Heritage Centre

Welcome to Penpont Heritage Centre

Sundial Cottage

Sundial Cottage

Welcome to the Penpont Local Heritage Centre. The Centre has been developed jointly by the communities of Penpont, Keir and Tynron to commemorate the life of Joseph Thomson, a Victorian explorer of Africa, who was born in this cottage in 1858. 

The Centre also celebrates the culture of the local communities represented and tells visitors about many of the other attractions of mid-Nithsdale. In addition, the Centre provides community facilities for family and local history research, education and training, events and exhibitions.


Penpont

Penpont

Small village noted as the birthplace of African explorer, Joseph Thomson.

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Keir

Keir

Tiny hamlet, squat, Georgian church and footpath to grave of Kirkpatrick MacMillan, inventor of the pedal-driven bicycle.  

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Tynron

Tynron

Unspoilt hamlet, picturesque church and Covenanter’s grave.

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Exhibitions

Exhibitions

The Heritage Centre will be be formally opened on  Tuesday, 29th April 2014 at 2.00m by the Duke of Buccleuch.

The House will be open from 11.30am onwards with a range of local entertainment taking place before and after the opening ceremony.  The entertainment includes Sinclair Barbour's Country Dancers, The Wallacehall Academy Drummers, Robbie Logan piping and poetry recitation from Justine Crosbie.

Marrburn Road is to be closed between 12.30 and 3.00pm and refreshments will be on offer after the opening ceremony.

Everyone is welcome to come along and support this Project which has been 14 years in the making. 

 

 

Group Bookings

We welcome individuals, groups and school parties. Please contact us to arrange your booking.

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Become a Friend

Become a Friend

Would you like to help this Centre continue and flourish?

If YES you could:

1. Become a member.

2.Donate/loan materials to our archives.

3. Help fund running costs by becoming a friend.

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