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.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Bakehouse door is being raised

Part of the floor area in the Old Bakehouse needs to be raised so that visitors will avoid any trip-up between the two levels. Of course it is the area into which the main door opens - so firstly the door needs to be raised several inches.  

Here is the door:-

 and here is the action starting!

Still on schedule for finishing the building work by September!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Link to Old Bakehouse

This is not a very good photo but it show the opening through the back wall of Harthope House entering the Bakehouse through the cupboard.  If you know the Bakehouse you will know the cupboard!

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Design Committee Meeting 14th August

Not everyone is in the photograph as I now see!  They must have been hiding behind me.
standing: Chris Sherwin, Ann Gibson, Wendy Simpson, Ann Ross,
sitting: Peter Dreghorn, Sarah Cartwright, Margaret Bell

Friday, 10 August 2012

More 'action'

The fireplace now blocked up

The daylight is coming from the |Old Bakehouse Museum - they're through!

Museum Design Group

The design group are busy looking at the final arrangements for the displays in exhibition area.  It doesn't look much but will this be the doorway into the new 'Video/Audio Suite'? 

Friday, 3 August 2012

Building work progresses on time

The new floors are down in Harthope House and the builders are ready to knock through into the Bakehouse museum premises.

I forgot to take my camera - sorry folks - so no photos to show I'm afraid!  The buildings will be joined together next week with a very short corridor of a few metres.  More pictures to follow.