Originally established in Moffat's old Bakehouse, Moffat Museum provides a fascinating insight into the town's history: from early Roman times, the Border Reivers, the heyday of its coaching era, to the discovery of the Well and Moffat's popularity as a Spa. The lower floor illustrates Moffat's history through several key exhibits. Included is a Neolithic bow found on in the hills above Moffat and a Roman brooch found on Ericstane Brae are on loan from the National Museum of Scotland. A model of the railway station has been specially built by Emilio Dicerbo complete with a working train. A seven minute video tells the story of the town. Education in the burgh, religious life, local crafts, sporting pastimes,famous people i.e. Lord Dowding, Robert Burns, D.E. Stevenson, Crawley etc.,geology,the Spa, railway, farming, family trees. Regularly changing exhibitions means that there is always something new to see.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
Open Easter to the end of September
Moffat Museum, Harthope House, Churchgate, Moffat, DG109EQ
Tel: (01683) 220868
Further Information on Moffat Museum can be found at:
Moffat Museum Website