Anyone who has visited the museum will know that it houses hundreds of artefacts and photographs telling the history of the village from earliest times. Unfortunately, photographic evidence for the past twenty to thirty years is very sparse.
No class photographs from the past twenty and more years.
No photographs of events which have occurred in the village.
No photographs of sporting events, apart from a few of the hill race.
The point is that history continues and if the future generations want to learn what life was like in the early part of the 21st century, then evidence is required.
If you have photos you think should be recorded, then please hand them in to the museum with your name and some information about the photo. The museum can keep them in the archive or they can be returned. It’s entirely up to the individual.
If photos are on your phone or ipad, then please email them to ‘email@example.com’. Again, please give some background information.
Since opening its doors in 2000, the museum has seen thousands of visitors from all over the world many of whom leave very appreciative messages in the visitor’s book for example:
‘Who would have thought there could be so much history in such a wee place’ (Buenos Aires)
‘Absolutely amazing. Loved the whole experience – incredible history.’ (New Zealand)
‘A small gem of Scotland’ (North Yorkshire)
We are proud to announce that we have been re-awarded our 4 star Visit Scotland award after this year’s inspection but in order to maintain this the museum continues to need the background crew who make sure everything is looking its best; exhibits are recorded and visitors are welcomed and have a pleasant experience.
Every year at this time, there is a plea for more helpers. All that’s required is an interest in the village. There is no need for a degree in the history of Abernethy! We need people who can give a few hours each month to welcome visitors or help with the running of the museum or doing research on topics yet to be displayed or becoming a member of the board which is not as onerous as it sounds. Approximately five meetings a year!!
If you have any interest at all and would like to find out more, please call the museum or pop in on a Tuesday morning between 10:00 and 12:30 where you will find the present volunteers hard at work getting displays ready for the new season.
Museum of Abernethy