Newton Stewart museum needs you

Newton Stewart Museum
Newton Stewart Museum

On Monday March 30, another season begins for Newton Stewart’s Museum but for how much longer will this fascinating collection be available for locals and visitors?

Even with the support of Dumfries and Galloway Council, each year it is more and more of a struggle for the community to keep the museum open.

It is a fascinating place and well worth a visit so why not give yourself a treat and come along to the old Saint John’s Church building on York Road (opposite the tennis courts). Even if you have been before, come again and enjoy the newly displayed exhibits. Opening times are 2.00pm to 5.00pm pm Monday to Saturday in April, May, June and September and all day openings in July and August.

Because this is not a council run Museum but a charitable trust, there is a small admission fee of £3 pounds for adults and 50p for under 16’s. Other opening times can be arranged by request. School and some other groups are free.

The Museum is run solely by volunteers. New recruits are essential to keep this amazing local attraction going. If you would like to help in any way, please contact Roz Wood on 01671 402677 or Gene Fryatt on 01671 401048.