Open every weekend from Easter to Christmas. Opening Times: Saturdays 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4.30pm; Sundays 2pm to 4.30pm
The Museum will reopen on Saturday 16th April 2022 and a new Exhibition is being planned. Watch this space. Recently added the Time-Line of Dollar History and a working model of Dollar Railway Station. Please go to our Exhibitions page.
Talk on Witchcraft – Friday 8th April 2022
Stirling Council’s Archivist, Pam McNicol will share the stories taken from primary sources dating from the time of these supposed practitioners of the dark arts. These records give details of testimonies taken directly from those accused and give a fascinating insight into the fears and superstitions of this turbulent time in Scotland’s history. The talk will be illustrated with examples of the records surviving and held at the Council Archives in Stirling. Click here for more details.
Children’s Competition – Easter 2022
Our first Children’s Competition was held at Easter 2021, with two prize winners. We are holding another competition this year. Watch this space for more details.
Our previous Annual Outing was postponed due to pandemic – and, if such trips are allowed, we are thinking about possibly going to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow. To be considered for 2023.
Dollar Gala – Saturday 4th June 2022
Dollar Gala is back, this year on June 4th. The Museum will have a stall and many items from our shop. There will also be a quiz – The Dollar Museum Platinum Jubilee Quiz – so pick up your entry forms from our stall and join in the fun!
Annual Strawberry Tea – Wednesday 27th July 2022
Our summer event will be held on Wednesday 27th July, from 2.30pm – 4.00pm in the Burnside Hall. We will have a number of stalls selling baking, books and items from our Museum Shop. A popular event returning to our calendar!
Dollar Historic Walks – Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September 2022
Last year we held walks as part of the Doors Open Days 2021 in Clackmannanshire event. It was a great success with groups of people joining us on a guided walk round Dollar – viewing places of historic interest. Two different walks are planned this year. Saturday 24th – Dollar Mining Walk: The walk will begin at Dollar Museum, where an excellent new working model can be seen of Dollar Mine, which was sunk to the east of the town by Alloa Coal Company at the end of 1942, opened in 1943 and closed in 1973. And on Sunday 25h September – Dollar Place-Names Walk: This is a walk in the past and present, landscape and language, and an attempt to see our environment through the eyes of the people who gave it the names we still use today, many of which are also guides to past languages spoken by those people. It will be led by Dr Simon Taylor, main author of the recently published The Place-Names of Clackmannanshire. The walk will begin at Dollar Museum and will continue to Tait’s Tomb, near Harviestoun, before returning to Dollar via the Devon Way. The difficulty rating of the walk is ‘easy’ and will last approximately 3 hours. At the end, there will be a chance to talk to Dr Taylor at the museum and to purchase a personally inscribed/signed copy of his book. We gather in front of the Museum for a 2.00 pm start on both Saturday and Sunday. Led by local experts. Free – no booking required.
Friday 7th October – A.G.M.
The 30th Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Dollar Museum will be held on Friday 7th October, 2022 at 7.30 pm ‘in person’ at the Museum. All members are welcome to attend.
Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th November – Book Sale
We are holding our very popular Annual Book Sale at the Museum on 9th and 10th November. Nearer the time we will be happy to accept well-read books or even mint unopened copies – and you can come and get your reading material for this winter. See our page.
Quiz Night – to be held in Spring 2023
Pre-Covid our Quiz Night used to be a fixture in the Museum calendar for November. We are planning on holding this popular event for teams up to six people next Spring, 2023. In the past, tickets have included supper, and refreshments are available. Bring along your friends and enjoy the evening. Venue: to be arranged, and should start at 7.30pm – so watch this space for updates.
December – Dollar Christmas Fair
We will be running a stall at the Dollar Annual Christmas Fair. Come along and get those special Christmas Gifts.