Penpont Heritage Centre

Penpont

Penpont is a small but thriving village in the beautiful area of mid-Nithsdale in Dumfries and Galloway in Southwest Scotland.

Unusually for a place of its size, it still has its church and primary school, a post office and tearoom, a general store, a service garage, a bus service and an active community council.

Each year there is a week long Gala held in the first week of July.

It also has a rich and generally well-recorded history, which includes its main claim to fame as the birthplace of the remarkable African explorer, Joseph Thomson.

 

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General

General

The Centre will open for the season on Saturday 7th April 2018, 2.00 - 4.00pm.  We will only be open on Saturdays during the season until further notice. We are happy to invite you to contact us to arrange a suitable time for a visit at other times. 

BREAKING NEWS! 

You can find the Post Office in the Joseph Thomson Room within the Centre on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons between 2.00 - 4.00pm.

 

 

 

NEW PAGES!

We are pleased to have the Joseph Thomson Maasai Trust and the Olakira Le Maa Trust join our website. These new pages are: 

JT Maasai Trust

The Walk

The Olakira Le Maa Trust

 

Information

 If you are looking for any heritage information please do not hesitate to contact us by clicking here.

 

EVENTS:

We are planning to show some of the local films made by our Chairperson, Sophia Harkness during March 2018 and are also planning a talk by Hugh Buck, our secretary on his time in Kenya in the 60s. this will be introduced by Sophia.  Please check out the Forthcoming Events page for further information by clicking here.

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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