Over the past winter months; the volunteers of Dalbeattie Museum have been busy getting prepared for the forthcoming 2014 season.
The theme for this year is "Dalbeattie at War".
The displays in the windows and inside cover both the First and Second World Wars.
This year is the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and the museum has joined in with the commemoration and put on special display of artefacts appertaining to this period. These range from badges, medals, trench art, helmets, model aeroplanes, postcards and much more.
Not only is the war display new but also upstairs a new display has been set up depicting an old school room and shows items relating to the good old days in the classroom, especially the tause that sat on the headmistresses table.
The radio bunker has been revamped too now include a radio taken from a Lancaster Bomber and various other wireless equipment.
Other displays include the Granite industry, farming equipment and Grandpa’s Shed along with steam models and Victorian parlour.
The backbone of the museum is the volunteers who man the premises through the summer months and who are always on hand with a cheery smile and ready to answer all the numerous questions from our growing number of visitors to the town.
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.
The museum opens on March 31st until the end of October
Monday to Saturday 11am until 4pm
Sunday’s in June, July and August 2pm until 4pm
Admission is FREE.
It will be open over the Easter Weekend including the Sunday.
A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at Dalbeattie Museum.