Moffat Museum giives visitors a flavour of the town's history, from prehistory to the modern era. As well as unique objects, we have hands-on activities and changing temporary exhibitions. Entry is free and all are welcome.
The newly-refurbished and expanded Moffat Museum has something for everyone. Entry is free and volunteers are on hand to show you around if you wish.
Youngsters will enjoy the experience of sitting at the old school desk or the interactive quiz of the ‘sword in the box’. Whether dressing up as a Roman centurion or examining stones in the geological collection and sharpening Stone-Age flints, there are plenty of hands-on activities to choose from. You can even give the Ram some ears.
Try to imagine how to solve the mysteries of objects found in or near Moffat, ranging from the 6000 year old Rotten Bottom Longbow to the Iron Age ‘Stidriggs Hoard’ and the unique Roman brooch known as the ‘Ericstane Fibula’.
Find out how Moffat grew from the violence of the Killing Times to is emergence as a prosperous spa town with a huge Hydropathic hotel and the oldest tennis tournament next to Wimbledon.
All ages will enjoy the authentic working model of the Moffat Railway, the Victorian Dolls’ House and the Old Bakehouse. Upstairs you can browse among all aspects of life in Moffat, including Famous People, Farming, the Moffat Clan and the Churches. Oral history is also available on request.
For those who only have a short time to spare, a 7 minute video covers teh hsitory of Moffat and the surrounding area.
Handling kits and loan boxes are available by arrangement and groups can also arrange to come for exclusive visits outwith opening hours.