Penpont Heritage Centre

Penpont

Penpont is a small but thriving village in the beautiful area of mid-Nithsdale in Dumfries and Galloway in Southwest Scotland.

Unusually for a place of its size, it still has its church and primary school, a post office and tearoom, a general store, a service garage, a bus service and an active community council.

Each year there is a week long Gala held in the first week of July.

It also has a rich and generally well-recorded history, which includes its main claim to fame as the birthplace of the remarkable African explorer, Joseph Thomson.

 

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General

General

The Centre is open by appointment for visits.  For further information about how a visit can be arranged,  please  click here to contact us. 

Events -

Summer opening

The Heritage Centre will be open on Saturdays from 2pm-4pm during July including an exhibition about Kirkpatrick Macmillan

Please see our events page for more information about events, recent visits and past events.

 

 PENPONT POST OFFICE 

You can find the Post Office in the Joseph Thomson Room within the Centre on Wednesday afternoons between 2.00 - 3.00 pm.

  

INFORMATION

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

 

Group Bookings

Usually we would welcome individuals, groups and school parties. Unfortunately, at present, COVID restrictions mean that this is not possible. Please contact us discuss possible future bookings. 

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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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