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Eating & Shopping


Our cafe will be open again, from the 5 May 21, seven days a week, 10.15 – 16.45. We offer a take away menu as well as a limited amount of indoor seating. Picnic benches are available around the museum. For take-away, where possible, we would appreciate just one person to coming up to café. You will be entering a one metre social distancing area so masks must be worn (they can be removed once sitting at a table with food or drink)

In May and June our Caterpod will be open at the weekend, on our picnic area for takeaways as well.

Gift shop

shop picOur gift shop is located by the museum 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. Don’t forget your can also buy ice-creams and hot and cold drinks in the shop! We will be operating a one way system around the shop and limiting numbers at any one time – please remember your face mask (they are for sale too!)

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



Kirk’s Store Sweetie Shop

sweet shopOur traditional sweet shop is named after the Kirk family who farmed Aultlarie Croft prior to the museum moving onto this site. Unfortunately the Sweetie Shop won’t be open when we re-open from 5 May, but you can still visit the Croft House and see the recreation of a 1930’s sweet shop and living room from the hallway.