Heritage Centre Logo Carsphairn Heritage & Craft Centre

Carsphairn is an area rich in local history and boasts its very own Heritage & Craft Centre which was opened in 1992.

If you're passing by on a day trip, here for a holiday or living locally, we're well worth a visit.

As well as information on the local area and its history, historical walks and tourist information, we've also got a great craft centre, featuring local artists and crafts people.

If you're researching your family history, we have many local family records which can be accessed, even out of season, by contacting us for an appointment.

The Centre is run for the community by Carsphairn Heritage Group and we rely on donations, membership fees and the sales of of our publications to cover running costs.

The 2018 exhibition is:

2018 Exhibition

Click above to download a flyer and come along and find out about this local hero and his bravery during the First World War.

To contact Carsphairn Heritage Centre, you can -


Open 10am - 4pm

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays

from Friday 30th March to Sunday 30th September.

Plus all Mondays and Thursdays in July and August.

The Centre is run by volunteers and while we aim to open during the above times, please check our Facebook page before setting out.

Events for 2018

Monday 28 May 2018 - Guided Heritage Walk to The Lead Mines. Meet at the Heritage & Craft Centre at 2pm, weather permitting. Donations welcome.

Saturday 9 June 2018 - Worldwide Knit & Crochet in Public Day. Come along and join in the fibre fest. All yarn enthusiasts welcome. Bring your own work or come and have a try!

Sunday 22 July 2018 - Guided Heritage Walk – Carsphairn. Meet at the Heritage & Craft Centre at 2pm, weather permitting. Donations welcome.

Saturday 4 August 2018 - The National Celebration of Stitch, a day to celebrate the Craft of Textiles and Stitch, all welcome, come and have a go.

Monday 27 August 2018 - Victoria Cross Centenary Memorial Stone Laying Celebration.

Saturday 15 September 2018 - Worldwide Spin in Public Day. Come and have a go at spinning; no experience necessary, help will be on hand. If you have your own equipment, why not come and join the spin-in!