The Heritage Centre is housed in the former Ardrossan Parish Church which was built in 1773 on the site of an earlier church of 1744. North Ayrshire Museum was established in 1957 by Owen Kelly, a local businessman, to preserve items of local interest. It was run as a private concern until 1975 when Cunninghame District Council shouldered the responsibility of looking after the building and collection. In 2010 the Museum merged with Local and Family History Library to become the North Ayrshire Heritage Centre.
North Ayrshire Heritage Centre
Manse Street, Saltcoats, North Ayrshire KA21 5HB Scotland
Please remember to double-check the opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit