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Are you planning on taking a break this year in one of the many great holiday cottages in Scotland? If so then you could visit the wonderful Kilmartin House museum in the wonderfully scenic Scottish region of Argyll.

The Museum itself is one of just six museums shortlisted by the Guardian newspaper in their family friendly Museum award for 2011. The results of the competition will be announced during April and it will of course be a great scoop for whichever museum should win. Some of the other shortlisted Museums include the potteries museum in Stoke-on-Trent and the Mansfield museum in Nottinghamshire. The winners of the award will be chosen from recommendations by families to the sites and marked in accordance to the papers ‘Kids in Museums’ manifesto.

Kilmartin House is no stranger to awards and has won many awards relating to its exhibitions and contributions towards the Scottish tourism trade and heritage. It is also shortlisted for this year’s museums and Heritage award for excellence.

The Kilmartin museum is set within the town of Kilmartin which is centralised in an area of archaeological importance with almost three hundred and fifty ancient monuments and sites within a small radius of the museum.

A large part of the museums exhibitions centres upon the areas heritage and history and includes many artefacts that were discovered within close proximity of the area making it even more special. Along with the exhibitions and artefacts visitors can enjoy a snack within the museums grounds, set in a wonderful oak lined conservatory cafe. With views of Argyll cottages and ancient historical mounds, the museum is a wonderful and interesting day out for all of the family and even better enjoyed in one of the area’s many wonderful Cottages in Scotland.

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