The Museum originally opened in 1984 in an old Moffat bakehouse. In 2013 the Museum was extended into an adjoining building increasing the exhibition area and giving an entrance directly from the pavement of Churchgate.

The generosity of an Australian benefactor, John Moffitt, and funding secured from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Clyde Wind Farm, Foundation Scotland and generous fundraising within the community made this possible. The official re-opening of the Museum by Dr. Alison Sheridan, Curator of Pre-history at the National Museum of Scotland, took place on August 10th 2013 with the symbolic shooting by Graeme Campbell of a replica of the Neolithic longbow known as The Rotten Bottom Bow.

Information about our Exhibition Areas can be accessed from the menu on this site.

Information about ongoing Projects are also accessible from the menu. These include the Oral History Project ‘Moffat Voices’ and ‘Handling our Heritage’.

Additionally we are collating a document Archive.

Please contact [email protected] for more information about these resources.

Volunteering at the Museum

If you have a few hours a week to spare and would like the convivial company of others with an interest in Moffat history then please get in touch.

These are some of the skills we always need:-

  • Welcoming visitors
  • Oral History project – Interviewing
  • Loan Box Scheme – co-ordinator
  • Housekeeper
  • Odd job people!
  • Cataloguing and Archiving
  • Co-ordinators
  • Sewing
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Typing
  • Speaking about the Museum

Please contact: [email protected]