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Eating & Shopping


Until the 29 Oct our café will be open seven days a week, 10.45 – 15.45. We offer a take away menu as well as a limited amount of indoor seating. Picnic benches are available around the museum. Please speak to a member of the team regarding any food allergies.

Our Caterpod will be open at weekends only and school holidays from 1 July. It is based down on our picnic area, which has a new covered area from Summer 2021.


Gift shop

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Our gift shop is located by our entrance and offers a range of themed gifts, souvenirs, local crafts, outdoor toys and lots more. Along with cold drinks, ice creams for the sunshine or woolly hats and ponchos for those rainy days the gift shop is an essential stop off for your visit to the museum.

Mail order can be arranged for certain items, please ask a member of our team.

Kirk’s Store Sweetie Shop

Our traditional sweet shop is named after the Kirk family who farmed Aultlarie Croft prior to the museum moving onto this site. Our Sweetie Shop is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and weekends in term time, 11am – 4pm. During school holidays it will be open every day, 11am – 4pm  so pop in and grab some of your favourite traditional sweets! You can also visit the Croft House and see our recreation of a 1930’s living room too.