John Paul Jones Cottage Museum

Historic Birthplace Museum of John Paul Jones, “Father of the American Navy.”

John Paul Jones Cottage Museum

Historic Birthplace Museum of John Paul Jones, “Father of the American Navy.”

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The John Paul Jones Cottage Museum is the historical birth place of “The Father” of the U.S. Navy. This cottage sits on the Arbigland Estate where John Paul Jones grew up. The cottage has been restored to how it would have been when he lived there and features unique artifacts and information from his past.

The Visitor Centre has an extensive interpretation of his life and the tour starts by watching a 20min video of his life. Children can play with the fabulous display of Playmobil Pirate ships and treasure islands or enjoy the whole site as they take part in the Free Treasure Hunt.

New since 2021 we have Virtual Reality Galleon where you can experience life on an 18C wooden galleon. VERY POPULAR WITH CHILDREN AND ADULTS.

Visit this beautiful location to learn more about the life of one of the greatest Captains that ever lived.

Monday-Sunday: 10:30am-5pm

Admission: Adults £4.50, Concessions £4.00. Children FREE

Location: Arbigland, near Kirkbean, DG2 8BQ. (maps & directions)

Telephone: +44 (0)1387 880613 or mobile 07851791518

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