The Home of Heritage in North Ayrshire
Here we bring to you the best of heritage throughout North Ayrshire. From exhibitions at our museums and those of North Ayrshire Museums Forum members, to comprehensive databases on our own collections.
We also have archives for you to explore on famous people, buildings and ships that have helped to shape the history of North Ayrshire.
Why not begin your own research in our genealogy section? Or arrange to borrow one of our loan kits?
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Trace your family tree with our genealogy service or borrow one of our loan kits to enhance your teaching experience.
Why not explore North Ayrshire with our Heritage Trails or create your own with Places That We Know?
North Ayrshire Heritage Trails
Learn about the history of North Ayrshire while walking one of our heritage trails! Visit the sites where history was made, find the blue plaques and scan the QR codes to learn more! Find out more HERE.
Visit our genealogy department at Irvine Townhouse to begin your research. Whether you are tracing your family tree or doing local history research, our archive is sure to help you. Find out more HERE.
Visit Our Museums
North Ayrshire Heritage Centre
Our main museum in North Ayrshire, the Heritage Centre features changing exhibitions and a large collection. We have a rich art collection and varied historical artefacts. Find Out More Here
In the heart of Irvine, the Townhouse is the place to go for genealogical research. Find Out More Here