skip to main content

St Palladius wowed by Dalgarven Mill visit


Dalgarven Mill is a restored Victorian mill in Kilwinning that is home to the Museum of Ayrshire Country Life and Costume. On a recent trip funded by Community Windpower (CWL) through the Dalry Parish Boundary Trust (DPBT) and BeGreen Dalry, St Palladius pupils were wowed by the huge range of costumes and artefacts on display there.

There has been a mill there on the site since the 1200s, and the historic granary buildings treated the children to a step back in time as they learnt about the lives of the local farmers and tradespeople who have worked there. As part of the tour, they saw the amazing collection of tools from local businesses of the past including blacksmiths, shoemakers, and saddlers. The Costume Collection at the museum is equally eye-opening. As it is made up of over 2,000 pieces, only a small selection can be exhibited at any one time, meaning there is always something new to see when you make a visit! It is considered to be one of the finest costume collections in the entirety of Scotland.

The children were wowed by the entire visit, especially the intricate designs of the 1920s dresses and shirts, and the huge array of other items including dolls houses, antique hoovers, lights, and tools. We are so glad they had an amazing time and learnt so much!

Back to News

  • © 2014 Community Windpower Ltd
  • Company Registration Number: 04588923
  • VAT number: 845 147 422
Visit our BeGreen Website