history museums in Angus & Dundee
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Angus & Dundee Museums & Galleries

including civic and independent art galleries and museums in Angus & Dundee...

Museums long ago ceased to be stuffy rooms full of glass cases containing bits of old pottery and fossilised bones. Today even most conventional museums include changing displays but over recent years there has been a growth in industrial and "living" museums. Here you can learn about local heritage, get a feel for how people lived and worked, the hardships they endured...

Galleries listed include not just civic galleries displaying publicly owned artworks, but also privately owned galleries with items for sale.

Angus & Dundee Museums and Galleries

The Retreat, Tarfside, Glenesk, Angus, DD9 7YT

A community owned and charitable company. Showing a collection of local exhibits portraying a way of life, though gone not forgotten, plus tearoom and gift shop. Genealogical archives, community room and business and conference offices.
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Angus Folk Museum

Kirkwynd, Glamis, Forfar, Angus, DD8 1RT
Tel: 01307 840288     Web: www.nts.org.uk

A museum dedicated to traditional Scottish life, including farming tools, domestic objects and the restored 19th Century Glenisla hearse.

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Arbroath Museum

Ladyloan, Arbroath, DD11 1PU
Tel: 01241 875598     E-mail: signal.tower@angus.gov.uk
Web: www.angus.gov.uk

Located within the Signal Tower for offshore Bellrock Lighthouse, an award winning museum dedicated to the  maritime and social history of Arbroath through its collection of models, sounds and smells.

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Barrie's Birthplace Museum

9 Brechin Road, Kirriemuir, DD8 4BX
Tel: 01575 572646     E-mail: www.nts.org.uk

A museum dedicated to the author of Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie.

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Brechin Townhouse Museum

28 High Street, Brechin, DD9 6EU
Tel: 01356 625536     E-mail: brechin.museum@angus.gov.uk
Web: www.angus.gov.uk

A small museum with a collection of objects, photographs, archive material and ephemera relating to the history of Brechin.

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The Grassic Gibbon Centre

Arbuthnott, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, AB30 1PB
Tel: 01561 361668     E-mail: lgginfo@grassicgibbon.com
Web: www.grassicgibbon.com

Visitor Centre dedicated to the Scottish author Lewis Grassic Gibbon, famous for his Scots Quair trilogy.

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Kirriemuir - Gateway to the Glens Museum

32 High Street, Kirriemuir, DD8 4BB
Tel: 01575 575479     E-mail: kirriegateway@angus.gov.uk
Web: www.angus.gov.uk

Discover the history, culture and natural environment of ‘Kirrie’ and the western Angus glens, with recordings of local people, computer interactives, displays, illustrated talks and children’s events plus a variety of temporary displays throughout the year.

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McManus Galleries and Museum

Albert Square, Dundee, DD1 1DA
Tel: 01382 432350    Fax: 01382 432369
E-mail: mcmanus.galleries@dundeecity.gov.uk     Web: www.mcmanus.co.uk

June 2008: The building is currently closed for the largest renovation project in its 138 year history. Award-winning galleries and museum located within a gothic Victorian building featuring  a collection of art, local history, archaeology and wildlife displays, plus a series of changing exhibitions and events.

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The Meffan Museum & Art Gallery

20 West High Street, Forfar, DD8 1BB
Tel: 01307 464123 / 467017     E-mail: the.meffan@angus.gov.uk
Web: www.angus.gov.uk

An art gallery and museum featuring a collection consisting of several thousand objects,  relating to the history of Forfar, along with the work of past and contemporary artists.

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Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

Waldron Road, Montrose
Tel: 01674 678222     E-mail: rafmontrose@aol.com
Web: www.RAFMontrose.org.uk

RFC/RAF memorabilia, pictures, history and artefacts in Wartime HQ. Aircraft outside on the grass.

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Montrose Museum

Panmure Place, Montrose, DD10 8HE
Tel: 01674 673232     E-mail: montrose.museum@angus.gov.uk
Web: www.angus.gov.uk

A collection of geology, natural history, ethnography, fine art etc are housed in the spacious atrium, mezzanine and galleries, charting the life of Montrose and the art of its people.

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Verdant Works

West Henderson's Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BT
Tel: 01382 225282     E-mail: info@dundeeheritage.co.uk
Web: www.verdantworks.com

Discover how the people of Dundee lived, worked and played over 100 years ago through a range of displays including film shows, multimedia computers and interactives.

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William Lamb Studio

24 Market Street, Montrose, DD10 8HE
Tel: 01674 673232     Email: montrose.museum@angus.gov.uk
: www.angus.gov.uk

The famed sculptor's studio with displays of his work, including busts of the Queen and Princess Margaret.

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