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Eating & Shopping


Our café is currently 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. For take-away, where possible, we would appreciate just one person to coming up to café and giving other visitors plenty of space. Masks must be worn inside the café, (they can be removed once sitting at a table with food or drink).


In Sept and Oct our Caterpod will be open at weekends only. 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 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.

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


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 weekends only in September and October, via the front window, but you can still visit the Croft House and see the recreation of a 1930’s sweet shop and living room from the hallway every day.