Dalbeattie Museum

2024 Dalbeattie Museum Trust AGM



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The museum has now closed for 2023 and will reopen on

Monday 25th March 2024 at 11am.

We look forward to seeing everyone in 2024.



For summer 2023 we have produced a new leaflet and poster to advertise the museum.


Copies of the leaflet are available from tourist information offices, holiday parks, hotels and other tourist attractions in Kirkcudbrightshire.





Do you have a couple of hours (or more) per week to join the team of volunteers showing visitors around and maintaining Dalbeattie's award winning museum.

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.

If you are interested and want to find out more, either drop your details (name, email address, phone number) into the museum letter box and we will get back to you or pop into the museum when we are open and speak to some of our volunteers. 


2023 Season


1993 - 2023

It is now thirty years since we first opened, come along and visit the museum and see what has changed over the last thirty years.


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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