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, 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.


  1. Everything looks like it is really shaping up, well done. Any ideas when the museum will be open for business?

    1. We hope to open for a week at Easter as usual though this may be a 'partial' opening. Visitors should be able to see our special new exhibits:- the Roman fibula found beside the road at the Beef Tub and the prehistoric bow found in a bog at Rotten Bottom!