Museums & Galleries

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Angus Alive have eight museums and galleries for you to visit, in Arbroath, Brechin, Edzell, Forfar, Kirriemuir and Montrose. Each has a unique flavour, reflecting the different characters of these ancient Angus towns.

Our museums collect and display historical objects, artworks and photographs relating to all areas of Angus life and work. We offer local history and art exhibitions, talks and activities for children and adults, as well as resources for school and family groups. Museum entry is free. Many of our activities are free and all are relaxed and friendly.

We advertise our events in advance in local press and on Facebook. Bookings for ticketed events can be made online.

Museum staff can provide guided tours or visit your group to speak about an aspect of local history. A charge may apply. Contact your local museum to enquire.

Arbroath Signal Tower Museum tells the story of the magnificent Bell Rock Lighthouse and shows how Arbroath's connection with the sea influenced the town's social, industrial and ecclesiastical history. It's fishing, lighthouses, railways and feeding fish to the world...

Brechin Town House Museum reflects the town's past as a cathedral city and as a centre of innovation and creativity, with a display of work by Brechin artist David Waterson.

Inglis Memorial Hall Library Visitor Centre, Edzell is where you can learn about the history of the library and its place in the community. The Library has been restored to its full Victoria splendour and includes one of the few working Cotgreave Indicators in the country.

Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum will introduce you to the history of the country town of Kirriemuir and to the wild nature of the Angus Glens. Do you know about Kirriemuir's connections with rock music and the boy who never grows up? Find out here...

Meffan Museum & Art Gallery, Forfar features the enigmatic carved stones left behind by the ancient Picts, gives you the chance to wander down a recreated old Forfar street and exhibits artworks by artists of local, national and international reputation.

Montrose Museum's displays are rich in maritime and social history, with lots of natural history and art too. The museum building is one of the earliest purpose-built museums in Scotland.

William Lamb Studio is where you can see artworks of William Lamb, the Montrose artist who sculpted for royalty and left his studio to the people of Angus.

Arbroath Art Gallery features changing art exhibitions and Inglis Memorial Hall Library Visitor Centre is a time-capsule of a library from the 1890s.

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