Our Heritage Centre in Saltcoats is our main museum in North Ayrshire and houses the majority of our artefacts and art collection.

Featuring an exciting and varied exhibition schedule, a small reading library and various events: there is something for everyone and entry is FREE.

What's On

Our Current exhibition is 'New and Unusual: And a few of our favourite things'.

To learn more about our current exhibition (and to read about our previous exhibitions), click HERE.


Opening Times

Opening Times: Mon - Wed (And Last Saturday of Every Month)

9:30am - 1pm & 2pm - 4:30pm


Entry to North Ayrshire Heritage Centre is completely FREE. No booking is required.


The museum has printing services available on request from the front desk.

We can help with Treasure Trove artefact finds and with object research and identification.

We are also happy to consider object donations for our collection.



The museum has free public Wi-Fi throughout the building.

Free public toilets are available which include baby-changing facilities. (The key for the toilets is available at the front desk. Please just ask a member of staff)

The museum has free seating throughout (including a small reading library) and also has a water dispenser.

We also have a defibrillator in the building.


The museum is all on one level and is fully wheelchair accessible.

There is a very small incline as you enter the building.

Getting Here

North Ayrshire Heritage Centre can be reached by car, bus or train.

If travelling by car, FREE car parking is available behind the Heritage Centre or at the large shorefront car park.

There is a bus stop just outside of the Heritage Centre and Saltcoats train station is a 5 minute walk away.

Here is a link to the Stagecoach website, which shows all arrivals and departures from the North Ayrshire Heritage Centre bus stop.

You can plan your train journey to Saltcoats station via the Scotrail website.


North Ayrshire Heritage Centre,

Manse Street,  Saltcoats,  Ayrshire

KA21 5HB