Show Navigation

Online Exhibitions

WWI - 1914-1918 - the Ayrshire Experience

WWI - 1914-1918 - the Ayrshire Experience

In August 1914, the conflict that became known as the Great War began. It drew in nation after nation until it became truly a World War, affecting the lives of millions. This important anniversary will be marked nationwide.

Our exhibition concentrates on the experiences of men and women of Ayrshire who served in the armed forces or who worked on the land, in factories, or in hospitals. The ways in which the war and its fallen were commemorated in the years afterwards will also be featured. Each section will be illustrated by contemporary objects and images.

Linked to the exhibition is a digitisation project, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, which will allow us to work with young people to make our World War One collections more accessible online.  This is an an on-going project and more images will be added as it progresses. 

This exhibition was on display from May - December 2014 at

Baird Institute,

3 Lugar Street, Cumnock, KA18 1AD

Thursday - Saturday 11am - 5pm 

Closed on public holidays 

Admission free

Tel: 01290 427084

HLF Logo