Penpont Heritage Centre

Welcome to Joseph Thomson Local Heritage Centre

Sundial Cottage

Sundial Cottage

Welcome to the Joseph Thomson Local Heritage Centre. Although the Centre has been developed jointly by the communities of Penpont, Keir and Tynron to commemorate the life of Joseph Thomson, a Victorian explorer of Africa, who was born in the cottage in 1858, it also celebrates the culture of the local communities represented. 

The Group's Mission Statement is:

"the preservation of the legacy of the Victorian African explorer, Joseph Thomson and the local heritage of Penpont, Keir and Tynron for everyone to learn from and enjoy".

The aim of the Group is to preserve and maintain Sundial Cottage, to tell the story of Joseph Thomson's life and legacy as well as being the Local Heritage Centre for the communities of Penpont, Keir and Tynron.

 

If you would like to make a donation to the Group, please click here to contact us. Thank you.


Penpont

Penpont

Small village noted as the birthplace of African explorer, Joseph Thomson.

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Keir

Keir

Tiny hamlet, squat, Georgian church and footpath to grave of Kirkpatrick MacMillan, inventor of the pedal-driven bicycle.  

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Tynron

Tynron

Unspoilt hamlet, picturesque church and Covenanter’s grave.

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General

General

At this year's AGM, the decision was taken to  open the Centre only on Saturdays (2.00pm - 4.00pm) during July and August until further notice. For entry outwith these times, please  click here to contact us. 

 

Forthcoming Events -

Doors Open Days - On Sat the 7th of September from 10.0 to 5.0 and on Sun 8th Sept from 12.00 to 5.0pm the Centre will be open as part of Doors Open Days Scotland.

 

Marrburn - An illustrated talk by Morris Service, taking place in the Gladstone Hall at 7:00pm on Friday, 6th September 2019.

 

Please see our events page for further information.

 

 

PENPONT POST OFFICE 

You can find the Post Office in the Joseph Thomson Room within the Centre on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons between 2.00 - 4.00pm.

 

 

 


 

Information

 If you are looking for any heritage information please do not hesitate to contact us by clicking here.

 

EVENTS:

  Please check out the Forthcoming Events page for further information by clicking here.

Group Bookings

We welcome individuals, groups and school parties. Please contact us to arrange your booking.

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Become a Friend

Become a Friend

Would you like to help this Centre continue and flourish?

If YES you could:

1. Become a member.

2. Donate/loan materials to our archives.

3. Help fund running costs by becoming a friend.

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