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.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Tuesday, 22 January 2013


Sam Small has just been escorting a group of 'tourists' - actually volunteers - round the High Street.  Such is our dedication to the project that we have been doing the walk in freezing and lying snow conditions!  However it was a fascinating tour.  Sam has researched the buildings of Moffat in great detail and this will be written up on a Town Trail Map and then available to visitors to the Museum later this year.

Monday, 21 January 2013

What more joinery!

Yes just a little more required.  Here taking down the old interpretive boards in the Bakehouse area before we can paint the walls.  This will be done by ourselves later this week or early next!

Friday, 18 January 2013

To-Do list

How I love a 'To-Do' list.  Well we are busy writing one at the moment and ticking off items are such a pleasure.  Here are some things on the list:-

  • Ordering carpet
  • Decorating bakehouse and loo!
  • Station in place
  • Cleaning
  • Exhibit : displays and plinths
  • Lighting contour map
  • Rotas for Volunteers
  • Merchandising
  • Town Trail map

There are plenty more things on the go too and I have been phoning up our volunteers for help - thanks to all.

Monday, 7 January 2013


Back to work properly today.  Jobs on the go at the Museum at the moment include transcribing Oral History recordings.  After hearing about our Oral History Project a past resident of Moffat now living in Kirkcudbright has sent a written history of his childhood and it is delightful.  I hope to be able to make it available to all shortly as a printed document.