Whithorn Trust Visitor Centre
About Whithorn Trust Visitor Centre
The Whithorn Trust Visitor Centre has an exhibition of artefacts which were discovered during excavations in the 1980s -1990s. These include evidence of international trade and elite feasting, dating back as far as the 5th Century AD. The site was occupied continuously – a focus for Anglo-Saxons monks from Northumbria, Viking traders from Dublin, and under the patronage of the semi-independent Kingdom of Galloway in the 12th Century. It later became the destination of choice for the Stuart Kings and Queens, from James III to Mary Queen of Scots. The Centre includes a café and small Museum shop and audio-visual presentations. Once you’ve purchased your ticket, you have access to the exhibition, showing fragments of early drinking glasses, a Viking trade in cats and combs, and mediaeval pilgrimage tokens.
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