Penpont Heritage Centre


Opening times of the Local Heritage Centre -

At our recent Annual general Meeting, a decision was taken to concentrate on organising events and only open the Centre on Saturdays during July and August, 2.00 - 4.00pm. The reason for this is that over the last year, we found that people would come to a specific event rather than just drop into the Centre. this will be reviewed at next year's AGM.

Of course we are still  keen to have as many visitors as possible so arrangements to visit can be made by either telephoning Sophia on 01848 330411 or e-mailing:




Sunday, 6 May, 2.00 - 4.00pm Tynron Parish Hall -Tynron Then and Now -

 Linda Macdonald, our Tynron representative and Sophia Harkness, Chairperson are organising this event. "the idea is to bring photos, archives etc from the centre to Tynron Parish Hall for folk to look at" said Linda, "we hope that people might bring along some of their own to share with us".

The afternoon costs £2.50 and afternoon tea will be supplied.


Thursday, 24 May, 7.30pm Gladstone Hall, Penpont - 

Kenya in the late 60s and early 70s - an illustrated talk by Hugh Buck, group Secretary, on his time spent in Kenya.

Hugh's talk will be introduced by Sophia Harkness, Chairperson, who will talk briefly about Joseph Thomson's expeditions to Kenya in the late 1800s.

Cost for the evening is £5 and a glass of wine and cheese will be offered. We are very pleased to say this event is being sponsored by the Damn Fine Cheese Company and the Damn Fine Deli in Thornhill.


To contact us for further information on any of these events, please click here.






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

Please see our events page for further information.




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





We are pleased to have the Joseph Thomson Maasai Trust and the Olakira Le Maa Trust join our website. These new pages are: 

JT Maasai Trust

The Walk

The Olakira Le Maa Trust



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



We are planning to show some of the local films made by our Chairperson, Sophia Harkness during March 2018 and are also planning a talk by Hugh Buck, our secretary on his time in Kenya in the 60s. this will be introduced by Sophia.  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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