Dollar Museum

Dollar Museum is a lively, friendly visitor attraction situated at the top of the Burnside, at the entrance to the Mill Green and Dollar Glen. The building was originally one of the Hillfoots woollen mills.

Exhibitions illustrate Dollar’s past from prehistoric times to the present day. You may see a bone from a Bronze Age Dollar person, learn about the Battle of Dollar, read about how Robert Burns fell in love at Harviestoun and look at a model of Dollar Railway Station.

We have a well-stocked reading room, with local books, maps and photos. We put on new temporary exhibitions each year. Have a look at our website ( to see information about the latest displays. Children will enjoy Granny’s Kitchen and our activity corner with Victorian toys and dressing-up clothes (not available during Covid restrictions).

We have a shop selling exclusive Dollar Museum items, which make excellent gifts. Entry to the museum is free but donations are welcome. The museum is independent and run entirely by local volunteers. We are a Scottish Charity (no. SC 022185). There is disabled parking and a ramp.

We are currently closed because of Covid, but hope to reopen at the beginning of June. Please check for latest information on our website ( We are normally open at weekends: from 11-1 and 2-4.30 pm on Saturdays and 2-4.30 pm on Sundays. The Museum will also open on request at other times for visiting groups and researchers – please contact

Opening Hours

The Museum is open from Easter to Christmas at the following times:
-Saturdays: 11am to 1pm, 2pm to 4.30pm
-Sundays: 2pm to 4.30pm
or by arrangement with the Curator (see Research page)

Subject to Covid-19 Restrictions

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