The next open weekend will be held at Maud Railway Museum this Saturday and Sunday between 12noon and 4pm.
Situated in the former Maud Station in the centre of the village, the museum is supported by the Buchan Development Partnership, in conjunction with the “Friends of Maud Railway Museum”. Visitors will be able to view photographs plans and maps of the railways of Buchan, together with the museum’s own unique permanent collection of railway artefacts and ephemera, including lamps, posters, tickets and even old staff uniforms.
Some new exhibits have been added for this season including a small display of relics from Zimbabwe’s railways. The museum has also received on permanent loan from Grampian Transport Museum at Alford, several railway station luggage trolleys, once a familiar site on North-east railway platforms.
Admission is free but a small selection of second-hand railway books and magazines will be available for sale, or in return for a donation to museum funds. The Friends of the Museum are also hoping to raise funds to restore a former carriage from the Peterhead Harbour of Refuge Railway.