Maud Railway Museum hosts open weekend

Maud Railway Museum will be hosting an open weekend this Saturday and Sunday (May 11-12) between 12noon and 4pm.

Located in the former Maud Station in the centre of the village, the museum is supported by the Buchan Development Partnership, in conjunction with the Friends of Maud Railway Museum.

Visitors will be able to view photographs, plans and maps of the railways of Buchan, together with the museum’s own unique permanent collection of railway artefacts and ephemera, including lamps, posters, tickets and even old staff uniforms.

Some new exhibits have been added for this season including a small display of relics from Rhodesia’s railways.

Admission is free but a small selection of railway books and magazines will be available for sale, or in return for a donation in aid of museum funds.

The Friends of the Museum are also hoping to raise funds to restore a former carriage from the Peterhead Harbour of Refuge Railway which conveyed convict labour from the Prison to Stirling Hill Quarry.