Attraction in Whithorn

Whithorn Trust (The)
George Street
Dumfries and Galloway

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The Whithorn Trust was set up in 1986 to explore the archæology and history of Whithorn, and to examine its role in the evolution of Christianity in Scotland. The Trust was established as a direct consequence of an archæological excavation at Whithorn in 1984. This project showed that remains had survived which dated back to the early centuries of Whithorn's development as a Christian centre. These discoveries were so significant as to justify further investigation.

The Trustees include representatives of the Church of Scotland, the Catholic Church and the Scottish Episcopal Church, leading scholars of Early Christian and Medieval archæology, history and architecture, and representatives from local authorities, banks and commerce.

The Trust's work is multi-faceted and brings together a range of people with varied interests and expertise. The excavations themselves have been carried out by a team of professional archæologists, British, European and American students, local people and interested amateurs. Finds and deposits recovered are analysed by scientists from leading British University departments. Members of the museum and professionals are involved in interpreting the discoveries to the public.

The Friends of the Trust hope that you, too, will participate in the project. It promises many exciting results which will make your involvement very rewarding.


Months Open: April - October inclusive
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Coach Parking: Yes - on street
Car Parking: Yes - on street
Admission Price: £2.70
Gift Shop: Yes

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