South Ayrshire Council Museums and Galleries Service is based at Rozelle House Galleries in Alloway. Alongside Rozelle House are the Maclaurin Galleries. The Maclaurin Galleries are leased by the Maclaurin Trust and operated by the Trust in partnership with South Ayrshire Council. The Council's Museums and Galleries Service also currently operates the McKechnie Institute in Girvan.
The South Ayrshire Council museum and art collections are administered from Rozelle House Galleries. These collections include Fine Art, Natural History, Geology, Textiles & Costume, Archaeology, Social History and much more. A highlight is the significant collection, 'Tam O' Shanter', a series of 54 paintings by Alexander Goudie, showing at Rozelle House. The collections include material from the former burghs of Ayr, Maybole, Troon, Girvan and Prestwick and some collections previously housed at the Carnegie Library, Belleisle House and the Tam O' Shanter Museum in Ayr. The Council also manages the art collections of the Maclaurin Trust on their behalf. The site at Rozelle also includes Rozelle Craft Shop, Rozelle Tearoom and The Ayrshire Yeomanry Museum.