"Know The Past to Understand the Present

- Carl Sagan -

Exhibition Areas

The Museum is on two floors.

There are four exhibition areas on the ground floor and an outside yard where you will see agricultural tools and exhibits relevant to Moffat's railway history. The Upper floor displays exhibits in cases and is accessed by a short flight of stairs.

Main Gallery

Main Gallery

In this lovely light and airy space we show key exhibits from different periods in Moffat's history. Ranging from the area's important geology to the rise of Moffat as an important a Spa town. Our two unique items on loan from the National Museum of Scotland are on display here. The 6000 year old Rotten Bottom longbow and a Roman gold fibula both found near to Moffat.

View Some of the exhibits from the Main Gallery

Townscape Room

Townscape Room

This room shows a photographic streetscape of the buildings of Moffat based on the original drawings of Peter Warden, once a resident of Moffat. You can buy a Town Trail Map full of the history of the buildings with which you can explore the town and identify the buildings yourself. Also view a video of Moffats history.

Upper Floor

Upper Floor

There are eight display cases upstairs covering different aspects and people associated with the history of Moffat. Please note that this area is accessible by a staircase with 14 steps.

View some of the Exhibits from the Upper Floor

Old Bakehouse

Old Bakehouse

This room was originally a bakehouse for the town and it still has its original Scotch oven. There is a working model of the old Moffat railway station and our temporary exhibition space is here.

View images of the railway being built

Outside Exhibition Area

Outside Exhibition Area

This was the original acess into the Old Bakehouse. The cobbled yard now houses an example of a locally built stone dyke and agricultural implements, a reversible railway carriage seat from the train which ran between Beattock and Moffat and station signage in the original blue and white.

Audio Visual Room

Audio Visual Room

Here you can watch a seven minute video which tells the story of Moffat's history.