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New – Peterhead Cultural Project

Peterhead Cultural Project

The ambitious £20million Peterhead Cultural Project is being supported by the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund, Aberdeenshire regional museum and a new Peterhead Library

Initial designs for a new multi-million Aberdeenshire regional museum and a new Peterhead Library have been unveiled.

The ambitious £20million Peterhead Cultural Project is being supported by the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund.

It will see the listed Arbuthnot House at the lower end of Broad Street sensitively restored and extended to house both the town’s library and a new regional museum showcasing Aberdeenshire’s extensive heritage collections and artwork.

Peterhead Cultural Project
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The public is now being encouraged to get engaged with the new development with a survey seeking ideas on library, museum, garden, catering and retail offers.

The new library space will continue to offer all existing services, with communities invited to comment on events and activities that could be further developed on site.

There will be new permanent museum galleries and the Museums team is keen to hear what objects Aberdeenshire residents would like to see displayed in these and hear what stories they would like to be told.

And for the new touring exhibition gallery, we want to hear what sort of exhibitions and events you would like to see being held there.

A new outdoor space will be created in the walled garden and the project team are looking for comments on how communities might use this space – similarly for the catering and retail spaces which will be included within the new building.

Peterhead Cultural Project
Peterhead Cultural Project

The survey will be online until end February at: https://engage.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/hub-page/peterhead

You can ask for a paper copy at any Live Life Aberdeenshire library or the Peterhead Service Point.

The council will also be hosting an in-person public engagement session at Peterhead Library on Monday, February 5 from 4-7pm where officers will be on hand to provide further details of the exciting proposals.

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