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.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Closed for re-furbishment!

 As the building work is now under-way we will be closing the Museum from the end of Tuesday 31st July. 

Watch this space!

Monday, 23 July 2012

Now the floors are out!

Yes we are down to the earthen floor now but no lost treasure has come to light yet!

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Oral history training session

The meeting was held in the Moffat Initiative office and attended by 9 volunteers.

 Alison Burgess, from Dumfries, talked us through the procedures of selecting appropriate themes for our oral history project, how to conduct interviews and the use of the  recording equipment.

The next session for the group to get together and make plans will be notified shortly.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Building work starts

Old kitchen cupboards moved upstairs for temporary storage.  George Hunter starts preliminary work.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Sarah in the Moffat Initiative training room

Meet Sarah Cartwright, our new Museum Co-ordinator, who is busy here making contact with volunteers and planning training.  Volunteers who are involved in the Oral Project will be meeting for their training here on Thursday morning.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Temporary Museum Office

While building work is in progress Sarah will be using the Moffat Initiative office as her base and all the training meetings will be held in the meeting room there.

The 'get togethers' for the 3 initial projects were held last week and there will be a training session for the oral history group on thursday.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Office for Sarah

It's not the ideal office accommodation but we laid a carpet and cleaned up one of the upstairs room in Harthope House for Sarah to use from tomorrow.  Photograph to follow!  Sarah is going to be busy meeting people in the town and getting to know Moffat over the next few weeks.  Keep a look out for her.