Garioch Heritage Centre
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
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Garioch Heritage Centre can be found on the site of the old Railway Works, behind the Aldi store, in a building with a distinctive ‘sawtooth’ roof which was once the Carriage and Waggonworks building. Entry is free. The Centre is a treasure trove of artefacts, photographs and information relating to the Garioch – the heart of Aberdeenshire – many displayed in a series of exhibits in the light and spacious upstairs gallery (accessible by lift). The Centre is staffed by friendly and welcoming volunteers, happy to share their local knowledge. Visitors can also seek refreshment in Cafe Loco at the Garioch Heritage Centre where tea, excellent coffee, scones and fine pieces and light lunches are served (last orders 3.30pm). The Downstairs Gallery regularly hosts special exhibitions for which there may be a small entry charge.
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1-2 hours
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Nom W
Insch, UK5 contributions
Oct 2023 • Business
Great wee venue for a qee catch up about a project.
Great selection of wonderful home bakes
Friendly staff too
Stayed and had great wee lunch too
Written 12 October 2023
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Stan
Inverurie, UK104 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed a light lunch in the restaurant. Friendly helpful staff. Food tasty and reasonably priced. We spent the afternoon in the museum. Interesting exhibits about the paper industry and railways. Also other aspects of life in the area. A very helpful volunteer expanded on the railway works, having worked there himself. Well worth visiting. No entry. Donations welcome. There was also an excellent display by local artists.
Written 25 March 2023
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Derek K
Aberdeen23 contributions
Nov 2022
The Heritage Centre is an excellent place to find out local information. The volunteers are very knowledgable and very helpful.
Where it falls down though is the coffee shop. From my personal experience the service is slow and the soup never seems to be served hot. This is surely not a difficult task.
Written 2 December 2022
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Dave
Aberdeen, UK92 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Fantastic visit. Great experience, great service and great exhibits. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and great to see items I remember from my grandparents home.
Written 8 October 2022
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Hello - thank you for your review - glad you enjoyed it. Hope you will visit again.
Written 28 October 2022
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Morag M
Banchory, UK68 contributions
Sep 2022
We loved this little centre. We visited to see a Lego city exhibition with our kids, which they loved, but the permanent exhibit is also really worth a look. They have kids activity sheets and staff are so friendly.
Written 26 September 2022
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Hi - thanks for your review - so glad you enjoyed it. We hope to have a different Lego exhibit next year. Thanks again
Written 28 October 2022
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JWellingtonWimpy
Scotland, UK630 contributions
Jul 2022
I visited on a rainy day after reading about this place here on Tripadvisor. It's an interesting building to spend a couple of hours in, and there's a small coffee shop with nice cakes. The upstairs exhibit of local life in the past is free to get in to, but often they have special exhibits where you have to pay to see. It's not huge upstairs, but it's filled with loads of interesting things. I particularly liked the old pharmacy items. The staff were all nice and friendly too. There's absolutely loads of free parking nearby and it's easy to find.
Written 6 July 2022
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Hi - Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. Glad you enjoyed it.
Written 28 October 2022
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Andrew N
1 contribution
Feb 2022
Visited last Sunday with the family. The staff couldn't be more helpful. Ian spent time with us going through the collections. We had lunch in the cafe as well and the food was good. Looking forward to going back when they have an exhibition on downstairs.
Written 9 February 2022
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Anne M
Kemnay, UK178 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Lots of interesting things to see and good books about the local area on sale .
Good lunch in the cafe especially Cullen skink soup.
Written 22 January 2022
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Chevy
Aberdeen, United Kingdom36 contributions
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, UK145 contributions
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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