Award winning Fraserburgh Heritage Centre opens its doors for the new season on April 1.
The museum has served the Broch for the past 13 years as an important community resource and tourist attraction, with some 60,000 visitor numbers recorded since opening in 1998.
Heritage Society volunteers work hard to keep younger visitors entertained. A new beach activity area has been constructed using wood fenders from Fraserburgh Harbour’s Balaclava pier, built in the 1850s during the Crimean War.
The recycled ancient Jarrah wood provides an authentic-looking groyne barrier – a structure that prevents beach erosion. The child friendly devices featured were originally located at the town sea life centre and now complement the other interactive displays.
An audio tour is available, free of charge, providing fascinating facts on the museum’s 23 display areas.
Independent museums like Fraserburgh Heritage Centre, run entirely by volunteers from Fraserburgh Heritage Society, seek long-term funding solutions to reduce dependence on Local Councils in the future.
If you are interested in supporting that vital work contact the Secretary on 01346 513802 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.fraserburghheritage.com. Fraserburgh Heritage Centre opens Monday -Saturday 12 noon to 4pm. Sunday 1pm to 4pm. Last entry 3.15pm. To book a group visit ring Secretary on 01346 513802 or Heritage Centre 01346 512888.