About Me

Moffat, Scotland
The story of our Museum starts in 1984 when an imaginative group of local people set about establishing a Museum in the old Bakehouse. Since those early days it has flourished and though the collections have increased the area in which to display them can not. The space is limited. Additionally the delightful access through a cobbled pathway and stepped entrance is not friendly for visitors who have any difficulty walking. It has been possible through a generous bequest from an Australian member of the Moffat Clan to buy an adjacent building. We can now join these two buildings together and at a stroke both expand the display and storage areas and provide a new access from the main pavement. Work to create our new look Museum with all the palns for fresh projects which goes with it started in April/May 2012 and will continue till the end of the year. This BLOG or diary will record through simple text and pictures what we are doing as we are doing it. Please wish us well and come and see us in person when we are finished. In the meantime we will be happy to have your encouragement and any comments are very welcome.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Damp proof and woodworm treatment begins!

After a good clean inside the building, work has now started to treat the interior against woodworm and  damage through damp.  Afterwards we will be able to move items into the top floor for storage. The weather is holding well.  The sunniest week for ages!

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Disposing of old carpets

Fabulous cherry blossom in full flower

A lovely day for getting the work done.  Thanks everyone - especially Peter for providing the transport!

 Peter Dreghorn loading the truck.  Thanks to everyone who helped today.

Floor sweeping!

 Sweeping up after removing the carpets and the McIlhineys arrived in force but Eric seems to be giving some direction!