Garioch Heritage Centre opened in Inverurie in October 2017 and houses the collections of Garioch Heritage Society. The Society has been researching the area’s history and gathering artefacts which shed light on the working and domestic lives of local people since 1987.
The Centre tells the story of life in the Garioch, from the early 20th century to the present day. Come and see what life was like in a Loco Works colony house or a dairy farm and learn about the trades that grew to support the area.
The Centre sits in the renovated Inverurie Loco Works. The Works closed their gates for the last time in 1969 but have received a new lease of life as a home for our collections. The Centre keeps the memory of the Loco Works alive, all under the watchful eye of the original 20-ton crane.
There is a gift shop, café and activities to amuse younger visitors. You can enjoy a guided tour by our experienced volunteers and hear their stories of growing up in the Garioch. Our reading area provides a space in which to research local history or to peruse the Societies’ extensive collection of photographs and archive material.
Entry is free but donations are gratefully received.