You are visiting Moffat Museum online
Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
Address: Harthope House, Churchgate, Moffat, Dumfriesshire. DG10 9EG
Following current advice from the Scottish Government, the Trustees of Moffat Museum have taken the decision to postpone the seasonal opening of the Museum until it is felt that it is safe for us to reopen. We will continue to use our website to keep people updated, and to share some of our Exhibition materials. Please watch this space!
Enjoy your stroll through these pages then come and visit us in Moffat.
Moffat Museum has something for everyone.
We have exhibits to appeal to children. There is an old dolls house, an old school desk – complete with a slate and chalk to try and an interactive ‘Moffat Ram’ who, for a small donation, will show its ears when you pull its tail. There is also a children’s quiz! From time to time Thomas the Tank engine runs on the model railway layout of Moffat station.
Local Clan and some family histories are available. With notice help can be provided with personal family history research. Photographs of the gravestones of the old Kirkyard in Moffat will be held on computer and can be accessed through the computer in the Main Gallery.
For the residents and the descendants of Moffat residents, the Museum will tell the story of the heritage of the town. The ceremonies and events are recorded in story and photograph. Changing exhibitions mean that you can see different things throughout the season. Quizes are available too!
There is much to interest railway enthusiasts. The Old Bakehouse displays items from the old Moffat Station and of course a model working railway. In the outside yard we have station signs from the Beattock and Moffat stations and a seat (wooden and reversible) from one of the old shuttle trains. We have a collection of old railway photographs also.
Schools And Groups
‘Loan Boxes’ are available to school and community groups to enable the handling of artifacts. These will be made up to order and can cover a particular historic period or interest. For example – Victorian domestic life. Walking tours of the town can be arranged with sufficient notice.