Banffshire Coast News
Historic cross on show in revamped Banff Museum
The original Banff Burgh Cross, dating back centuries, is one of the highlights of Banff Museum which was officially re-opened on 9th August. The High Street tourist attraction has undergone a complete transformation over the past 3 months thanks to a group of volunteers and a grant from the Banff Common Good Fund.
Improvements include new film which has opened up the windows - making it brighter, but also preserving the artefacts from direct sunlight - and low-energy LED lighting in the artefacts which also improves the displays.
The Burgh Cross - dating back to the 1400s - has been in storage since 1992, and all involved are delighted that it is now back in Banff. There are many interesting artefacts on display, including a claymore dating from the early 1300s which is said to be one of the best preserved from the Scottish War of Independence.