Garioch Heritage Centre

Garioch Heritage Centre, Inverurie: Hours, Address, Garioch Heritage Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Garioch Heritage Centre
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
REOPENING ON SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2020 Occupying part of the renovated Inverurie Loco Works, and under the watchful eye of one of the original 20 ton trains the Centre tells the story of life in the Garioch, from the early 20th century to the present day, shedding light on the working and domestic lives of the local people. There is a gift shop, cafe and activities to amuse younger visitors. Entry is free - but donations are gratefully accepted. Open 11 - 3 pm Thursday - Saturday
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Chevy
Aberdeen, United Kingdom33 contributions
Fun visit
Aug 2021 • Couples
A nice detour on a rainy day. It is a quirky place with friendly people and an interesting history. Cafe also with many options and covid safe.
Written 21 August 2021
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Craig M
Perth, UK128 contributions
Family day out
Oct 2020 • Family
We came in on train, and decided to come give this a look, there was a exhibition on down stairs with thermal imaging camera, space suit and old school teaching aids, even a BBC acorn comuputer and a hand made to scale threshing machine bailer and steam engine, upstairs there was alot of history of the area, the staff were amazing having worked in the railway and surrounding area they were a wealth of knowlage they also had work sheets for the kisds a great way to 3 to 4 hours, there is also a cafe on site,
Written 11 October 2020
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headbeeguy
Aberdeen, UK1,118 contributions
Excellent food
Dec 2019
My company came here for our Christmas meal and it was excellent.
The food is very traditional and freshly prepared on site. We had three courses of locally sourced food, which was delicious. I had the traditional Turkey with all the trimmings. My colleague had a Steak Pie which looked just as good. The dessert of local cheeses were particularly hice.
The portions were lareg, but not too much so. I couls have easliy had just two courses. It was excellent value, too. I have always founfd this to be the case, even for a usual lunch.
The staff could not have been better: welcoming and friendly, they were very organised and made sure that we had everything we needed as well as making sure it all arrived promptly but still allowing us time to enjoy it.
A thoroughly good place.
Written 29 March 2020
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Keith1108
Inverurie, UK3 contributions
Hidden gem
Dec 2019 • Friends
Worth finding this place as great coffee and cakes and even better great place to wander around and learn about the area in the past - hidden gem.
Written 10 March 2020
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Torkm68
Pitmedden, UK908 contributions
Interesting local museum
Nov 2019
Museum is situated up from the cafe in the old Loco Works and its free to enter but you can donate something towards the upkeep, very informative of the local area with a large part of the area dedicated to the Tait paper mills which was the largest employer in Inverurie since the train sheds closed.
There was a temporary LEGO exhibition which our kids loved but they were also really intersted in all the different things to see like the old cameras , the schoolroom from the 19th century and the model of the railway yards.
A real rainy day treat if in the area.
Written 16 February 2020
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Hello Thank you for taking time to review your visit - glad you enjoyed it. The LEGO was a massive hit with youngsters and adults alike. We have various different exhibitions planned - follow us on Facebook to find out more - hopefully see you back again - rainy day or not! Regards
Written 22 February 2020
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Gill G
182 contributions
Highly Recommended
Dec 2019
Lovely place to while away a couple of hours. Enjoyed soup (lovely home made broth) and scones (great selection of tasty unusual flavours) and then enjoyed a trip round the museum upstairs. Interesting local exhibits and friendly guides. Definitely worth a return visit.
Written 3 December 2019
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Hello Thank you for taking time to review your visit. Glad you enjoyed your lunch and your visit upstairs. We are busy finalising our temporary exhibitions for next year - follow us on FB to find out what and when - hopefully we will see you back for another visit
Written 10 December 2019
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Simon G
Aberdeen, UK46 contributions
Need to visit this place at least twice
Nov 2019 • Family
Went with the family, kids aged 10, 8 & 6. The Lego exhibition was excellent, and they also had great fun learning all about the local heritage upstairs.
Now I need to go back without then to have time to read all the information
Written 11 November 2019
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Hi thank you for taking the time to review your visit. The Lego Exhibition was very popular. We are busy finalising our events for 2020 - check out FB and our website for further details. We look forward to welcoming you back. Regards
Written 20 November 2019
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Destination493015
1 contribution
Great place to visit
Oct 2019
Always something new to see and lovely coffee shop! Always plenty staff to answer any questions, hope will be back soon
Written 9 November 2019
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Hi - glad you enjoyed your visit - we too hope you will be back soon! Regards
Written 20 November 2019
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staycheeky
Aberdeen, UK116 contributions
“Stay Cheeky” visits a local attraction.
Oct 2019 • Friends
First time visit here and already planning a return this week with our grand daughter. Excellent exhibition covering many subjects of days gone by. We must mention Graeme who was on hand to give us detailed information about many of the exhibits. This centre is free to enter apart from a downstairs room which was displaying LEGO. A small entrance fee will be asked for. The cafe looked inviting and very busy so maybe next time we will have something. I really recommend a visit here if you are in the area. Plenty of parking as well. Looking forward to a return visit this week. Remember and say hello to Graeme. Till next time, “Stay Cheeky.”
Written 20 October 2019
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Hi "Stay Cheeky" Thank you for taking time to review your visit - I am glad you enjoyed it. We are staffed by volunteers - I will pass on your comments to Graeme. Look forward to welcoming you back Regards
Written 2 November 2019
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Eva L
Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom21 contributions
Tapestries
Mar 2019
Went to see the tapestries of Scotland -lovely display. We followed"that with lunch in the cafe -good selection and reasonably priced
Written 7 August 2019
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Hi Thank you for taking the time to review your visit - glad you enjoyed it. We have more tapestries coming next year - follow us on Facebook or visit or website - we will be publishing the information soon Thank you again
Written 2 November 2019
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