Dalbeattie Museum

 

 

Dalbeattie Museum A.G.M Notice

Due to the on-going Co-Vid 19 Pandemic, we as the Trustees of Dalbeattie Museum are unable to hold our annual AGM in 2021 face to face. Unfortunately, we don’t have the facility to do a virtual Zoom meeting either.

 

The Accounts have been audited by our Auditor Robert Murray of Dalbeattie and approved by all the Trustee’s. If you would like a copy of the accounts, please email me at donald@gillbrae.plus.com and I will email you a copy. 

 

All Trustees are standing for office for another year and hopefully by next March we will be in a better position to hold an AGM in the Church Hall – all going well on Sunday March the 5th 2022.

 

Please see attached a very short Chairman’s Report as 2020 was not a good year for Dalbeattie Museum, with no visitors.

 

We are very optimistic about trying to get open in April, but it is looking very unlikely due to the nature of the Museum lay out and we don’t want to put our volunteers in any danger. As we always say “watch this space”, we will update you of any changes etc over the coming months. 

 

As we are unable to take your questions face to face at the AGM, please, if you have anything you want to ask, again please email me at the above email address and I will try to answer your query as best I can.

 

In the meantime, please – stay safe and look after your family and friends and fingers crossed, we see you all soon.

 

Many thanks,

 

Tommy Henderson (Chairman)

 

Donald Henderson 



DALBEATTIE MUSEUM TRUST

 

 SCIO CHARITY NUMBER SC003247

 

 CHAIRMANS ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2019 / 2020

 

 This year’s Annual Report is unfortunately a lot shorter than in previous years due to the ongoing Co-Vid 19 Worldwide Pandemic. As with all other museums in the country the Pandemic has had a devastating effect on Dalbeattie Museum. The country was put in lock down at the end of March 2020 and with this the Trustees made the decision not to open to the public for the whole of the 2020 summer season. We were successful in our application to the Council for a grant of £10 000 towards the up keep of the museum during the on-going situation also we are grateful to the bequest of £9 000 we received upon the death of a friend to the museum. These will be used to pay usual day to day running costs of the museum, as we have no income from visitors leaving a donation. 

 

 Artifacts continue to be sent to us – these being 3 local ship pictures and a lovely well preserved LMS Railway Signalman’s Lamp from Dalbeattie Station.

 

 A few Trustees have been going into the museum to check on the building and make sure all is wind and water tight and so a big thank you to them. We have tried to fulfil our aims within our constitution of being a centre of education by Trustee Ronnie Murray keeping the museum to the forefront by posting old Dalbeattie pictures from the museum on Facebook and these have been well received by old and young.

 

 We are planning if restrictions etc allow reopening on April the 1st 2021. 

 

Again, this will all depend on the level of the Pandemic and willingness of the volunteers to return.

Tommy Henderson  (Dalbeattie Museum Chairman)

 

 

 

 Dalbeattie Museum is now on facebook

Please keep watching for any news. 

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 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 Titanic Display. 

Titanic Display

The museum is FREE to enter

(children must be accompanied by an adult)

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Dalbeattie Primary School Book

History Of Dalbeattie Primary School Is Still Available!!!

1876-2015

This book was collated because the Primary School may close once the Dalbeattie Learning Campus has been 

built. 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 free to any pupil who attended the Dalbeattie Primary School

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Reflections of Old Dalbeattie    

New DVD called Reflections of Old Dalbeattie


Our exciting new DVD has been launched. It is called

"Reflections of Old Dalbeattie".

Tommy Henderson reflects on some of Dalbeattie's history and along with his commentary are old pictures of Dalbeattie.

This DVD costs £5:00 and all proceeds go towards the running costs of our museum.

 

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.

DALBEATTIE MUSEUM

Charity No SC003247