Welcome to Garioch Heritage Centre


The Garioch Heritage Centre can be found on the site of the old Railway Works, behind the Aldi store, in a building with a distinctive ‘sawtooth’ roof which was once the Carriage and Waggonworks building. 

Entry is free.  The Centre is a treasure trove of artefacts, photographs and information relating to the Garioch – the heart of Aberdeenshire – many displayed in a series of exhibits in the light and spacious upstairs gallery (accessible by lift). 

The Centre is staffed by friendly and welcoming volunteers, happy to share their local knowledge.   Visitors can also seek refreshment in Cafe Loco at the Garioch Heritage Centre where tea, excellent coffee, scones and fine pieces and light lunches are served (last orders 3.30pm).   

The Downstairs Gallery regularly hosts special exhibitions for which there may be a small entry charge.

The Garioch Heritage Centre will be closed from Monday 20th December and will reopen on Thursday 13th January (Covid restrictions permitting).We would like to thank all of our visitors and volunteers for their visits and efforts in 2021 and wish everyone a merry Christmas and Happy New Year.