South Ayrshire Council's Rozelle House is now a major display venue with a varied programme of exhibitions, events and workshops.
Rozelle House, Rozelle Park, Monument Road, Ayr KA7 4NQ
Tel: 0129 244 5447
Gardens and Open Spaces, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres
(based on family of 4)
Previously home to the Hamilton family, who made their fortune in the sugar and tobacco industries, Rozelle House was gifted to the Royal Burgh of Ayr in 1968 and is now owned and operated by South Ayrshire council. Rozelle is an important display and exhibition venue, holding a varied programme of events, workshops and exhibitions throughout the year. There is a permanent exhibition dedicated to the Ayrshire Yeomanry which includes historical photographs, artefacts and items of uniform. Alexander Goudie’s “Tam O’Shanter” cycle of paintings is also housed at Rozelle, and some are on display throughout the year.
The estate is also home to the Maclaurin Galleries and Collection, housed in the former stable block and servants’ quarters. The Maclaurin Collection contains a variety of, mostly, modern artworks. There is an excellent tearoom on site selling a range of beverages, lunches, snacks and baking.