.Carsphairn Heritage Centre will open for the season at Easter Weekend 2017.
It will be open weekends and Bank Holidays only from 15th April to 29th May.
From 1st June to 25th September, the Centre will be open Thursday to Monday inclusive.
Times of opening: 10am to 4pm.
Carsphairn Heritage Centre is located in the village of Carsphairn, Castle Douglas,
Kirkcudbrightshire DG7 3TQ
Remains and standing buildings are part of every community but in Carsphairn parish old buildings have been largely undisturbed by the hand of man and natural decay and neglect has caused their ruination. These many reminders of a previous population stand besides current buildings, some adapted from their previous purpose but all providing part of the rich heritage in an isolated parish which once boasted a far greater population than now.
Old post offices, pubs, churches, isolated shepherds cottages, big houses, miners’ rows and other buildings (even though they might be remains or even a memory) have all played a part in the fabric of our community life. Their adaptation to our current way of life takes us through the social changes that have occurred in this community over the centuries. The rate of change has accelerated over the last fifty years but we are privileged here to have glimpses of the past in the buildings as well as written knowledge about them and their occupants.