Live Life Aberdeenshire is pleased to announce the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum will reopen 22 July following moving into phase three of the Scottish Government’s route map to emerge from lockdown.
Visitors will be able to book their own exclusive timed slot for their free tour of the popular Mintlaw attraction, as part of several measures across the museum to keep visitors and staff safe and ensure physical distancing.
The museum tells the story of the region’s farming heritage, local food producers and the Russell family who were the last resident owners of the Aden estate. Its unique collection of farming artefacts has been awarded a Recognised Collection of National Significance. The exhibits will be supported by a new programme of family craft activities, Scarecrow Sundays, and a chance to be featured as a ‘Scarecrow of the Week’.
Located in Aden Country Park, the museum features alongside a recently refurbished playpark, picturesque Victorian arboretum and 230 acres of stunning scenery to explore on foot or by bike. There is free parking and the park café is open for takeaway food and drink.
The online booking system is open now to ensure limited numbers on site at any one time. Regular opening hours will be 11am to 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday. To book a timed slot, go to: Book Aberdeenshire Farming Museum Alternatively, visit the Aberdeenshire Museums Facebook page for more details: Aberdeenshire Museums Facebook
Other safety measures include a one-way system and hand-sanitising points. Visitors and staff will be required to wear face coverings in line with Scottish Government guidelines and toilets will remain closed, however toilets in the car park will be open.
Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Culture and Sport Sub-Committee, David Cook, said: “We are really pleased to be reopening this popular museum.
“The team has been working hard to create an entertaining, fun but most of all safe experience for our visitors. We are looking forward to giving everyone a warm welcome to this unique attraction.
Sub-Committee vice-chair Cllr Anne Simpson said: “Lockdown has been challenging for so many of us so I’m sure a day out to the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum will be very welcome to lift the spirits and reconnect with friends, family and nature.
“We are extremely fortunate to have such a great local resource and I’m sure the combination of activities in the park will be very popular for people of all ages.”
For more information about museums in Aberdeenshire please visit: Museum Webpage