Dryfesdale Lodge Visitors’ Centre, formerly a cemetery worker’s cottage, was opened on 25 October 2003 after extensive renovation work funded by the Lockerbie Trust and is maintained with grant assistance from Dumfries & Galloway Council and visitors’ donations.
The Trust’s vision is that the Visitors’ Centre should be a living, growing, flexible facility that can respond to the needs of visitors and the community.
There are three rooms in the Visitors’ Centre, “The Dryfesdale Room”, “The History Room” and the “Exhibition Room”.
Dryfesdale Lodge Visitors’ Centre – Short History
Originally built as a house for the cemetery caretaker, the building had become surplus to requirements by the 1990s and was standing empty. The policy of Dumfries & Galloway Council, which owns the building, is to sell off unneeded cemetery lodges as private homes but it was felt by a number of local people that a private home would not be appropriate for this one being situated as it is at the entrance to the Lockerbie Air Disaster Memorial and Garden of Remembrance.
In 2003 a group of eight Trustees was formed and with money awarded by the Lockerbie Trust the building was extensively renovated and developed into a centre for the local community, visitors to Lockerbie and to the Memorial Garden. The Centre was formally opened on 25th October and is a registered Scottish Charity.
Photographs of the renovation work can be seen here.
Open daily from end of March until 30th September
10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
October 11.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. (closed on Wednesdays)
Open week prior to 21st December
Free Admission & Disabled Access
Dryfesdale Room – Pan Am 103
History Room – History of Lockerbie
Exhibition Room – Temporary Exhibitions
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