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Garioch Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Excellent "not so wee time capsule" of Inverurie through the ages. Cracking model of the Loco... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Excellent place to while away the hours.

Starting at the museum with it’s history of the Tait paper mills -> exhibits of a classroom of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pat S
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Garioch Heritage Centre opened in Inverurie in October 2017 and houses the collections of Garioch Heritage Society. The Society has been researching the area’s history and gathering artefacts which shed light on the working and domestic lives of...more
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Loco Works Road, Inverurie AB51 4FY, Scotland
+44 1467 621855
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All reviews scones local area hidden gem friendly staff local history lovely place well worth a visit works diaspora museum loco tapestry exhibits tait tea selection cafe
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent "not so wee time capsule" of Inverurie through the ages. Cracking model of the Loco Works, good history of Tommy Tait's mill, a superb variety of other exhibits and was pleasantly surprised to spot my father in an Inverurie Cricket Club team photo which...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Starting at the museum with it’s history of the Tait paper mills -> exhibits of a classroom of yesteryear -> a scale model of Inverurie Loco Works -> collection of tools -> vintage clothing -> to a selection of radios and video recorders. Downstairs for...More

Thank Pat S
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

lovely place to learn about the local inhabitants and the loco works. there was an exhibition on about the diaspora, very interesting. upstairs tells the story of life around this a tea. not a really big place but loved the visit. tearoom serving light meals...More

Thank Cora B
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

I never knew about this centre until last week but visited today with family. We had a great lunch in a very nice and bright cafe. The food was served quickly by very friendly staff and was excellent. The centre is very laid out with...More

Thank Monde37Aberdeen
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Most impressed with this heritage centre with its interesting and well presented displays. A must see!

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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

I was in for a tea and scone and an informal meeting with 2 colleagues. They seated us at 11am at a table for 4 and we ordered but 10 mins later a staff member came and put a ‘Reserved from 12 noon’ sign on...More

Thank Ali C
Garioch_Heritage, Manager at Garioch Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2018

Hello Ali, We are sorry to hear about your experience and hope to see you in the Centre in the future. Could we suggest that you refer this to The Works Coffee Shop either on their TripAdvisor page (https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g644366-d12922693-Reviews-The_Works_Coffee_Shop-Inverurie_Aberdeenshire_Scotland.html) or through Facebook Messenger and they...More

Reviewed September 1, 2018

The old sayings goes, 'You never visit wants on your own door step' how very true. My wife and I have been meaning to visit the Garioch Heritage Centre for some time now. So, with a few days off from work, we eventually made it....More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Very interesting centre which is worth a visit if you want to know about Inverurie and district - they have the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry on show at the moment and it's fascinating. The coffee shop in the same building - The Works - serves a...More

Thank tang019
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Live nearby but never been before. Was really interesting to read all about the local history. It was free for the month of March to visit. Even to pay I think it's only £2 entry. There is a onsite cafe. Will be back at some...More

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Reviewed July 14, 2018

Interesting exhibition whether your interest is scottish global history or stitching, our first visit to the centre and will definately be returning,has a lovely coffe shop and would lve to have a lunch next time.We were made to feel very welcome by the friendly staff.Would...More

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