The Estate of Rozelle was gifted to the public in the late 1960’s by Commander J. Hamilton, on the understanding that it be utilised for cultural and recreational pursuits only.
Rozelle estate combines mature woodland, parkland and ornamental ponds as well as formal sports pitches to produce a rich and varied landscape for all visitors. It has accessible footpaths and a bridlepath and links to the nearby Belleisle Park. With its open aspect, Rozelle is also used for a variety of public events and festivals throughout the year.
Rozelle has additional cultural attractions through a range of outdoor sculptures within the estate and the buildings within Rozelle estate house a museum, galleries and a coffee shop. Rozelle House also hosts the Ayrshire Yeomanry Museum, a small exhibition that tells the story of their history through a display of their archives, artefacts and original costume.
The Maclaurin Galleries opened in June 1976, and consists of 4 linked galleries which are managed on a daily basis by South Ayrshire Council under a Service Level Agreement between the Maclaurin Trust and the Council.