Open every weekend from Easter to Christmas. Opening Times: Saturdays 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4.30pm; Sundays 2pm to 4.30pm
This year, 2023, we celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Dollar Museum.
20 April 2023
Talk by Lord-Lieutenant of Clackmannanshire, Lt Col (Retd) Johnny Stewart, LVO, on ‘The King’s Body Guard for Scotland – The Royal Company of Archers and Operation London Bridge’ Click here to see poster.
Children’s Competition – Spring 2023
Our third Children’s Competition will be on Photogenic Dollar. Closing date: Sunday 9th July 2023. Click here for details.
Dollar Gala – Saturday 3rd June 2023
Dollar Gala this year is on June 3rd. The Museum will have a stall and many items from our shop. There will also be a quiz – so pick up your entry forms from our stall and join in the fun!
Annual Strawberry Tea – Wednesday 19th July 2023
Our summer event will be held on Wednesday 19th 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 – September 23rd and 24th
On Saturday 23rd September 14:00 to approx. 15:30
DOLLAR HERITAGE WALK
The walk will begin at Dollar Museum at 2.00 pm. and will look at places of historic interest in central Dollar. These will include Dollar Academy, the Conservation Area, the Burnside, and the Old Kirk. There are lots of interesting historic features on the walk and these will be pointed out by the guides. The walk, which is expected to take between 1 and 1.5 hours, will finish at Dollar Museum, where questions and discussion can continue. There will also be time to go inside the museum and look round. No booking required, and the walk around the town is considered ‘easy’
On Sunday 24th September 14:00 to 16:00
DOLLAR MINE AND RAILWAY WALK
The walk will begin at Dollar Museum at 2.00 pm. We will visit the site of Dollar Railway Station which closed in 1964. We will then follow the route of the railway line to Westerton, the site of the mine, which closed in 1973. The area has since been fully landscaped, so the tour guides will take with them photographs of the mine to enable you to envisage what existed. Walking guides are Mick Rice and Dougie Black, an ex-miner who will talk about his experience of mining in Dollar. The walk will trace its way through the Old Town, looking at historic sites associated with mining in Dollar since 18th Century. The walk concludes back at the museum where you can see an excellent model of Dollar Mine and Railway Station with working trains and additional research material. There will also be an opportunity to ask further questions and for discussion. No booking required, and the walk is of low to moderate difficulty.
Friday 15th September 2023 – A.G.M.
The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Dollar Museum will be held on Friday 15th September, 2023 at 7.30 pm ‘in person’ at the Museum. All members are welcome to attend.
4th and 5th November 2023 – Book Sale
We are holding our very popular Annual Book Sale at the Museum 0n Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November. We will be happy to accept well-read books or even mint unopened copies – and you can come and get your reading material for the winter. Click here for more information.
2nd December 2023 – Dollar Christmas Fair
We will be running a stall at the Dollar Annual Christmas Fair. Come along and get those special Christmas Gifts.