Banff Preservation and Heritage Society and Museum of Banff

News and Announcements

Refurbishment of Banff Museum and Banff Library

Posted by Banff Castle, Monday, 22nd May 2017 @ 9:58am

  • The Museum shut its doors on Saturday in anticipation of a large refurbishment to the building which includes the installation of a new lift! Its very exciting news and we expect to re-open around September. We will keep you updated on the progress!

Winter Hibernation for the Museum

  • Sunday, 18th December 2016 at 12am - 10am Saturday, 21st January 2017

    The Museum opens its doors to 2017 on Saturday 21st…

Summer opening at Banff Museum

  • Thursday, 2nd June 2016 at 10:30am - 1pm Saturday, 3rd September
    Location: Banff Museum, Banff High Street

    The Museum is now open for the Summer Season...Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10.30am until…

Banff Preservation and Heritage Society AGM Thursday 28th April 2016

  • Thursday, 28th April 2016 at 6:30pm - 9pm
    Location: Banff Castle Drawing Room

    The Annual General Meeting of the Banff Preservation and Heritage Society will be held in Banff…

Museum of Banff Re-opens on Saturday 30th January 2016

  • Saturday, 30th January 2016 at 10:30am - 1pm
    Location: Museum of Banff , High Street (above the Library)

    The Museum opens its doors to 2016 on Saturday 30th January at 10.30am


    It will…

Christmas Quiz at The Market Arms Saturday 5th December 2015

  • Saturday, 5th December 2015 at 2pm - 4pm
    Location: The Market Arms Banff

    Join us for a Quiz with mulled wine and mince pies!


    £5.00 per head

Banff Preservation and Heritage Society Founders Lecture 29th October 2015

  • Thursday, 29th October 2015 at 6pm - 9:30pm
    Location: Banff Castle

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BPHS The Stones Book Launch and Refreshments 15th June at 7pm

  • Monday, 15th June 2015 at 7pm - 9pm
    Location: Banff Castle

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BPHS Kirkyard 2 Book Launch and Refreshments

  • Saturday, 6th December 2014 at 2pm - 3:30pm
    Location: Meet at Banff Kirkyard at 2pm.

    Meet the authors of the new Kirkyard book and enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie at…

BPHS Founders Lecture October 9th 2014 at 7 for 7.30pm

  • Thursday, 9th October 2014 at 7pm - 9pm
    Location: Banff Castle Drawing Room, Banff Castle


    May we invite you and your friends

BPHS AGM Thursday 24th April 2014

  • Thursday, 24th April 2014 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Location: First Floor Suite, Banff Castle

    The Annual General Meeting of the Banff Preservation and Heritage Society will be held in Banff…

Doors Open Day Saturday 21st September 2013

  • Saturday, 21st September 2013 (all day)
    Location: Aberdeenshire

    This year Doors Open Day, on Saturday 21st September, covers quite a lot of Aberdeenshire (and…

    • 2 people attended

Museum of Banff Grand Opening Saturday 10th August 10.30am

  • Saturday, 10th August 2013 at 10:30am - 1pm
    Location: Museum of Banff, High Street

    After refurbishment, we are proud to open the Muesum to the public again!

Banff and Macduff 'Music and History' Festival

  • Saturday, 20th July 2013 (all day)
    Location: Banff Castle

    http://www.banffcastle.org.uk/item/434229

BPHS Summer Flyer

Posted by a GroupSpaces user, Monday, 1st July 2013 @ 9:11pm

  • Banff Preservation and Heritage Society

    Fingers crossed – some welcome news

    At a crowded meeting in Banff Academy on Monday 17th June representatives of Aberdeenshire Council revealed their alternative proposals for the new sports facilities in Banff/Macduff. The response seemed overwhelmingly positive. The Academy itself would be a focus, with a new all-weather pitch, and provision for the activities planned for the Better Life centre. If this goes through, it seems likely that the ‘Deveron Terrace’ field may well be spared. Members of BPHS will recall how our Society, and the Friends of Duff House, and Historic Scotland, won a verdict in a public inquiry to protect it from development as a football pitch, only to be over-ruled by the intervention of the Scottish government. Presumably the engineering challenges of that sloping field, when there were cheap uncomplicated alternatives at the Academy, have helped the local authority to reconsider the decision.

    Your Secretary’s personal notion is that if the facilities planned for the Better Life centre are provided elsewhere, could they not use that site with its adjacent parking instead of the Canal Park for the supermarket parking? People would then be parking nearer Bridge Street and Low Street, and might be more easily tempted to shop in the town centre as well as at the supermarket. (They’ll tell us that everything Tesco-ish is set in stone).

    We also heard at the meeting that there is a strong possibility that the library will remain on the High Street, perhaps expanding into the rest of the ground floor of the building. Many of our members have told us that somewhere on the High Street is the best place for the library. There will be another meeting to take this further, in Macduff on Monday 15th July, worth attending.

     

     

    The Museum of Banff

    Anyone who walks past the old museum will already have noticed the stylish new dark ground-floor window, and when the lights are on a striking bird of prey looming behind the glass. The museum has been closed so far this summer for a refit. It is amazing how setting out the treasures of the collection, some of them not on display before, with new lighting and paintwork and windows you can see through, makes such a difference. The Society is deeply indebted to the Common Good Fund and to the Co-op, for funding these improvements. And your Secretary, who is manually challenged and kept out of the way, can name the names of John Ord and Julian Watson (our Chairman) who have spent many hours over many weeks on the physical labour involved in the refit. It could not have been thought of without them. You should see the clever things they have done with lighting. Others have helped too. Our friends from the County Museum Service have gone out of their way to be useful.

    We have not yet fixed a date for the launch of the Museum of Banff, but we promise you it is coming quite soon.

BPHS Summer Outing.Historic Banffshire from the Sea. Saturday 6th July 2013 2:30pm - 5:30pm

  • Saturday, 6th July 2013 at 2:30pm - 5:30pm
    Location: The 'Guide' Boat, Macduff Harbour


    Our BPHS summer outing this year is different. We are taking to the water. Join us on the…

Founders' Commemorative Lecture Thursday 10th October 2013 6:30pm - 21.30pm

  • Thursday, 10th October 2013 at 7:15pm - 9:30pm
    Location: Banff Castle Drawing Room, Banff Castle

    Professor Jane Geddes, chair in History of Art at the University of Aberdeen will be talking on…

AGM

  • Thursday, 2nd May 2013 at 7pm - 10pm
    Location: Banff Castle

    Almost half a century Banff Preservation and Heritage Society has been struggling to keep…

    • 1 person attended

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