Dalbeattie Museum

Dalbeattie Museum is ready for its 2015 season.   

 

DALBEATTIE MUSEUM WILL OPEN FOR THE SUMMER SEASON ON

WEDNESDAY,

APRIL 1ST.   DALBEATTIE STATION

 

THIS YEAR’S HAS MAIN EXHIBITION IS ABOUT THE LOCAL RAILWAY LINE – “THE PORT ROAD” OR SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS “THE PADDY LINE”.

 

 THIS LINE RUN FROM DUMFRIES TO STRANRAER AND WAS ONE OF THE MAIN LINKS TO NORTHERN IRELAND VIA THE FERRY.

 

 OPENED AS FAR AS CASTLE DOUGLAS FROM DUMFRIES IN 1859 UNDER THE OWNERSHIP OF THE CASTLE DOUGLAS AND DUMFRIES RAILWAY COMPANY. DALBEATTIE STATION WAS BETWEEN THESE TWO TOWNS.

 

 IT JOINED UP WITH THE PORTPARICK AND WIGTOWNSHIRE JOINT RAILWAY IN 1861 AND RAN UNTIL IT’S CLOSURE FROM THE BEECHING CUTS ON JUNE 14TH 1965.

 

 THE MUSEUM HAS AN EXHIBITION OF RAILWAY ARTIFACTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS.

 

 OVER THE WINTER MONTHS THE BAND OF VOLUNTEERS HAVE BEEN BUSY PUTTING TOGETHER ALL THE OTHER DISPLAYS OF VICTORIAN PARLOUR, WARTIME RADIO BUNKER, AND A NEW TITANIC EXHIBITION.

 

TWO DATES FOR YOUR DIARY -

SATURDAY JUNE 27TH 

 

ON SATURDAY MORNING WE ARE HOLDING A COFFEE MORNING IN THE LESSER TOWN HALL, DALBEATTIE FROM 10.00. COME AND ENJOY A COFFEE AND CAKE ALONG WITH ALL THE USUAL STALLS. 

SUNDAY JUNE 28TH  ,   

2.00pm (AFTERNOON) 

WE HAVE AN ILLUSTRATED TALK ON THE HISTORY OF THE “PORT ROAD” RAIL LINE

BY MR ANGUS REX,

IN THE CHURCH CENTRE,

CRAIGNAIR STREET,

DALBEATTIE  – MORE DETAILS WILL FOLLOW.

If you have not visited the museum, then this year put in on the top of your “to do” list and spend an hour or two reminiscing.

Admission is FREE.

 

A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at Dalbeattie Museum.

DALBEATTIE MUSEUM