Penpont Heritage Centre


There are many books with photographs and information about local people, buildings and organisations over the years and  also a considerable film archive of life in Penpont over the last 50 years.

Through our volunteers, visitors will have access to a catalogue of information and be able to view choices on computer and TV monitors.

Here is a list of samples from our archive and film collections:



  • Penpont - Parish, Rural and Community Councils,  1895 - 2001
  • Woodside School, Scaur Glen, 1840 - 1949
  • Thornhill - Drumlanrig Street, 1800's - 2000
  • Penpont School, 1854 - 1970
  • Memories of Local People


  • Penpont Gala Days
  • Penpont School Projects
  • Some School Shows of Yesteryear
  • Interviews with Senior Citizens
  • Local Building Projects
  • Interviews with Tradesmen
  • Church Renovations
  • Church History
  • Planting and Felling Local Trees
  • Talks by Local People
  • Burns Presentations


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



The Centre will open for the 2017 season at East weekend, Saturday 15 April and will be open Saturdays and Sundays thereafter until the end of September. If you wish to come to the centre at other times, we are very happy to arrange a suitable time. Click here to contact us.



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



We are currently on a volunteer drive to make sure the history of Joseph Thomson and the heritage of Penpont, Keir and Tynron continues well into the future.

We are planning a training package for volunteers and a buddy system for the first year. This means new guides will have support from the beginning to help their knowledge and confidence to grow.

If you are interested in becoming a guide and/or a member or the management group, please click here to contact us. 


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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