Dalbeattie Museum



Our stairlift is now fully functioning. A new chair has been fitted to the existing track, making the upper floor available to those requiring assistance to go upstairs.



Why don’t you help us celebrate 40 years of Volunteering Week by joining the group of volunteers who show visitors around and maintain Dalbeattie Museum. No experience is required. You do not need to have local or antiques knowledge - you will learn as you go. Our experienced volunteers will always be on hand to provide support. All that we require is that you are over 18 years old and can give as little as two and half hours of your time each week from April to October.

We run two shifts each day from Monday to Saturday, 11am to 1:30pm, and 1:30pm to 4pm. You can choose how many shifts you want to do.

If you are interested and want to find out more, either drop your details (name, email address, phone number) into the museum letter box or email us with your details and we will get back to you. Or if you are passing the museum why not pop in when we are open and speak to some of our volunteers.


2024 Season

Monday to Saturday 11am to 4pm

(Please arrive by 3:30 pm to allow time for your visit before we close at 4pm)


We look forward to welcoming everyone that visits this year.


2024 Dalbeattie Museum Trust Office Bearers

After the AGM on Sunday 3rd March the Museum Trustees voted the following people into the three Office Bearer roles for the 2024 season.

Chairman:       Ian Wilson

Secretary:       Janet Carter

Treasurer:       Bill Dryden

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the previous Chairman, Ian Strachan and Treasurer, Erica Johnson for the dedicated effort they put into the successful running of the museum during their time in office.


2024 Dalbeattie Museum Trust AGM

The annual general meeting for 2024 took place on Sunday 3rd March in Dalbeattie Parish Church hall.

Volunteers, Trustees and members of the public attend the AGM. Minutes of the meeting can be found here 2024 AGM.

After the meeting a talk was given by Mr David Reid of Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum on "The Aviation Museum - the first 48 years"

Many thanks to Mr Reid for giving us a fascinating insite into the hard work and effort that went into initially setting up the museum and the work that has been required to grow it to where it is today.


For further information on the 'Dumfries & Galloway Aviaition Museum' click on this link. 



ITV Border Life

Another TV outing for the museum came in 2022 when ITV Border Life visited. Presenter Fiona Armstrong spent the day touring the museum and recording interviews with some of our volunteers for inclusion in an edition of Border Life that was transmitted in early 2023. To view this episode visit the Border Life web site.



BBC Bargain Hunt 

Dalbeattie Museum featured on a special "Gadgets" edition of BBC's Bargain Hunt.

The programme was filmed in the Museum in 2021 and was broadcast on BBC 1.

The Museum was able to facilitate the programme with a wide range of items and articles for this Gadget Special edition of the programme. 


The programme was broadcast in July 2021 but unfortunately is not currently available on the BBC iPlayer.


Dalbeattie Museum is now on  


Please keep watching for any news. 



 We are a local and social history museum for all the family.


We have many displays which chart past industries of Dalbeattie.

Our main display upstairs will surprise you.


Read about our local hero William McMaster Murdoch, with our recently updated Titanic Display on the ground floor. 

Titanic Display

The museum is FREE to enter

(children must be accompanied by an adult)


Dalbeattie Primary School Book

History Of Dalbeattie Primary School


This book was collated when the Primary School closed and was replaced by the Dalbeattie Learning Campus.

It was felt important to record and document the history of the school.

Along with the book there is a DVD of class photographs,

taken over the years.

This book is still available and free to any former pupil of 

Dalbeattie Primary School.



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.


A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at

Dalbeattie Museum.


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