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, 25 February 2013

Carpet laid -

We have had carpet laid for a little while but I have not photographed it before!  

Humidity readings

Although just a temporary measure here are some interesting pictures of modern and not so modern systems being set up for measuring and recording humidity.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Moffat model railway station takes shape

It is impossible for my camera to do justice to Jock DiCerbo's work in building this exhibit for the Museum.  The detail is simply amazing but you will have to wait till we open to see it operating properly.  The top photograph shows his 'box of tricks' - tiny figures, rail and scenery. And the bottom shows farm buildings and the railway line carries a working model train which is already in place. When the model is complete it will be a terrific draw for visitors.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Oral History

I am delighted to say that we are up to date with our transcribing or oral history interviews and now have valuable records of 5 residents with more being done this week.  The results of our recording so far will be added into the Dumfriesshire collection of Oral History recordings.