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Museums

Angus Council operates five accredited museums and galleries. We have staff who are always ready to assist with enquiries, identification and guided tours to schools and other groups (pre-booking required). The museums offer visually exciting approaches to history and wildlife with changing exhibitions and realistic tableaux which bring displays to life. Behind the scenes there is a wealth of local history, archaeology, natural history, geology and art resources to help all kinds of enquirers from school projects to PhD theses! Activities for children, family groups and adults are arranged regularly eg workshops, walks, concerts, and lectures.

* These museums also have rooms available for hire. For booking information and costs, see Theatre, Library and Museums Accommodation Hire. For information on usage conditions and regulations, see Management Rules for Cultural Facilities.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the museums, who can I contact, and when are they open?

The Meffan Museum & Art Gallery
20 West High Street
Forfar DD8 1BB
Tel: 01307 476482
[Map]

Web page: Meffan Museum & Art Gallery

Contact: Colin Easton, Curator.

Open: Museum open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, all year round. Phone for details of Christmas and New Year opening hours.


Montrose Museum and Art Gallery
Panmure Place
Montrose DD10 8HE
Tel: 01674 673232
[Map]

Web page: Montrose Museum and Art Gallery

Contact: Rachel Benvie, Curator.

Open: Museum open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, all year round. Phone for details of Christmas and New Year opening hours


Arbroath Signal Tower Museum
Ladyloan
Arbroath DD11 1PU
Tel: 01241 435329
[Map]

Web page: Arbroath Signal Tower Museum

Contact: Colin Easton, Curator.

Open: Museum open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, all year round. Also open on Sundays, from 2 – 5pm, during July and August. Phone for details of Christmas and New Year opening hours.


Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum
The Town House
32 High Street
Kirriemuir DD8 4BB
Tel: 01575 575479.
[Map]

Web page: Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum

Contact: Colin Easton, Curator.

Open: Museum open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, all year round. Phone for details of Christmas and New Year opening hours


Brechin Town House Museum
28 High Street
Brechin DD9 6ER
Tel: 01356 625536
[Map]

Web page: Brechin Town House Museum

Contact: Rachel Benvie, Curator.

Open: Museum open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, all year round. Phone for details of Christmas and New Year opening hours


William Lamb Studio
Market Street
Montrose DD10 8NB
[Map]

Web page: William Lamb Studio

Contact: Montrose Museum

Open: Tuesday to Sunday 14.00-17.00 July, August and early September


Arbroath Art Gallery
Arbroath Library
Hill Terrace
Arbroath DD11 1AH
[Map]

Web page: Arbroath Art Gallery

Contact: Arbroath Museum

Open: Monday 10am - 7pm
  Tuesday 10am - 5pm
  Wednesday 10am - 1pm
  Thursday 10am - 5pm
  Friday 10am - 5pm
  Saturday 10am - 4pm

Closed public holidays.


How much is the admission charge?

Angus Council Museums and Galleries have no admission charges.

Do staff give talks to schools and other groups?

Museum staff give talks within the museums and galleries. They are unable to visit schools to give talks, but welcome school parties to the museums (these must be pre-booked). The Educational Resources Section (ERS) of Angus Education Service also has school loan kits. Please contact ERS on 01241 435045.

Curators and the Museums Manager do give a variety of talks to historical, art, wildlife groups but on a limited basis depending on other work commitments.

What other services do museums offer?

Do you provide a valuation service for objects?

Museum staff are not able to give valuations. Please contact auctioneers in the Yellow Pages who may be willing to provide this service.

Do you accept any objects as donations, or may I loan you objects?

Museums are delighted to accept donations of objects provided that object fits within our agreed Collecting Policy (which is reviewed every 5 years). Loans of material are accepted for specific exhibitions. (We do not store objects belonging to private individuals.)

Are there any Friends Organisations and in what other ways do the museums link to their local communities?

Yes, both the William Lamb Studio and Brechin Townhouse Museum have Friends groups. Information on the Lamb Studio group is available through Montrose Museum (01674 673232). Staff at Brechin Townhouse Museum (01356 625536) can provide information on the Brechin group.

Museum staff can give advice to local groups, schools, organisations and individuals who are undertaking project work on relevant themes, such as natural history, art, local history and archaeology.

We can also give curatorial and basic conservation advice.

How can I become more involved with museums?

By:

Contact the museums for more information

Who do I contact for further information?

Museums Manager

Angus Council Cultural Services
William Wallace House
Orchardbank
Forfar DD8 1WH

Telephone: 01307 474766

Service Page: museums.htm
Service Details Last Reviewed : 20 September 2013

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