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Dryfesdale Lodge Visitors’ Centre is not just a memorial but also a tribute to the community of Lockerbie

Dryfesdale Lodge Visitors’ Centre

Situated by the Lockerbie Air Disaster Memorial and Garden of Remembrance Dryfesdale Lodge Visitors’ Centre is not just a memorial to the disaster but is also a tribute to the tight-knit community of Lockerbie. Since opening, the centre welcomes many thousands of visitors from home and abroad each year.

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Dryfesdale Lodge Visitor Centre goes live for Doors Open Day 2020

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About Us

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.

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Opening Times

Temporarily closed, for visitor and colleague safety, due to COVID-19.

Location

Dumfries Road,
Lockerbie,
Dumfries & Galloway,
DG11 1HZ

 
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