ANGUSalive Museums and Galleries

ANGUSalive Museums and Galleries Promoting Montrose Museum, The Gateway to the Glens Museum Kirriemuir, The Signal Tower Museum Arbroath, The Meffan Forfar and Brechin Townhouse Museum.

We have museums in Arbroath, Brechin, Forfar, Kirriemuir and Montrose which have fascinating displays of objects and photographs relating to the life and work in Angus. Behind the scenes there is a wealth of local history, archaeology, natural history and geology. The museums all have busy diaries of events, temporary exhibitions and family activities. For more information contact you can contact

We have museums in Arbroath, Brechin, Forfar, Kirriemuir and Montrose which have fascinating displays of objects and photographs relating to the life and work in Angus. Behind the scenes there is a wealth of local history, archaeology, natural history and geology. The museums all have busy diaries of events, temporary exhibitions and family activities. For more information contact you can contact

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Did you guess what yesterday’s mystery object was?It was… Powder FlaskThis copper flask would have been used to store gu...
14/09/2021

Did you guess what yesterday’s mystery object was?

It was… Powder Flask

This copper flask would have been used to store gun powder used to charge a rifle. This particular example depicts a hunting scene with two dogs flushing out game birds.

The National Rifle Association was organised in 1860 under the patronage of Queen Victoria, the Prince Consort, and the nobility. The same year, the "Angus & Mearns Rifle Association" was formed, the first of its kind in Scotland. The spacious links and level fields around Montrose formed excellent shooting ranges for the Association's Gatherings.

Look out for next Monday’s post to guess another mystery object from the Angus Council Collections cared for and managed by ANGUSalive Museums, Galleries and Archives.

#MuseumFromHome #museumcollections #MysteryObject
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Did you guess what yesterday’s mystery object was?

It was… Powder Flask

This copper flask would have been used to store gun powder used to charge a rifle. This particular example depicts a hunting scene with two dogs flushing out game birds.

The National Rifle Association was organised in 1860 under the patronage of Queen Victoria, the Prince Consort, and the nobility. The same year, the "Angus & Mearns Rifle Association" was formed, the first of its kind in Scotland. The spacious links and level fields around Montrose formed excellent shooting ranges for the Association's Gatherings.

Look out for next Monday’s post to guess another mystery object from the Angus Council Collections cared for and managed by ANGUSalive Museums, Galleries and Archives.

#MuseumFromHome #museumcollections #MysteryObject
@ANGUSalive

Monday’s Mystery Object – Can you guess what this object from our collection is and what it was used for?Comment below…....
13/09/2021

Monday’s Mystery Object – Can you guess what this object from our collection is and what it was used for?

Comment below…..

Check back tomorrow to find out the answer!

#MuseumFromHome #museumcollections #mysteryobject
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Monday’s Mystery Object – Can you guess what this object from our collection is and what it was used for?

Comment below…..

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Great to see everyone who came along to the launch of the #Arbroath Smokie Trail. Find out how to access the Smokie Trai...
12/09/2021

Great to see everyone who came along to the launch of the #Arbroath Smokie Trail. Find out how to access the Smokie Trail leaflet below -

On this day 12 September 1885 Arbroath F.C. famously beat Bon Accord 36-0. This photograph of Arbroath F.C. in the 1880s...
12/09/2021

On this day 12 September 1885 Arbroath F.C. famously beat Bon Accord 36-0. This photograph of Arbroath F.C. in the 1880s includes 5 members of the squad which played in the match. At the front left of this photograph is John ‘Jocky’ Petrie, who scored 13 goals in the match, earning him the record for the most goals scored in a senior tournament.

#onthisday #arbroathfc

On this day 12 September 1885 Arbroath F.C. famously beat Bon Accord 36-0. This photograph of Arbroath F.C. in the 1880s includes 5 members of the squad which played in the match. At the front left of this photograph is John ‘Jocky’ Petrie, who scored 13 goals in the match, earning him the record for the most goals scored in a senior tournament.

#onthisday #arbroathfc

11/09/2021

Take a look at this showcase video launching the new Arbroath Smokie trail 🐟

#AppetiteforAngus #TasteofAngus #ArbroathSmokieTrail #ScotFoodFort21 #Arbroath

Want to take a peak? Join us tomorrow for a behind the scenes tour of our picture store in the Meffan Museum & Art Galle...
10/09/2021

Want to take a peak? Join us tomorrow for a behind the scenes tour of our picture store in the Meffan Museum & Art Gallery, Forfar at 10:30am. Limited spaces available, phone the museum team on 01307 491771 from 10 to book.

One of many events taking place this weekend for Doors Open Day, visit https://www.angusalive.scot/whats-on/ for more information.

Want to take a peak? Join us tomorrow for a behind the scenes tour of our picture store in the Meffan Museum & Art Gallery, Forfar at 10:30am. Limited spaces available, phone the museum team on 01307 491771 from 10 to book.

One of many events taking place this weekend for Doors Open Day, visit https://www.angusalive.scot/whats-on/ for more information.

Only one day to go until Doors Open Day 2021! We're so excited to be hosting for Doors Open Day at The Meffan Museum and...
10/09/2021

Only one day to go until Doors Open Day 2021!

We're so excited to be hosting for Doors Open Day at The Meffan Museum and Art Gallery and Angus Archives' Pop-up at Carnoustie Library and Montrose Sports Centre. For all the info and to book your spot at the Meffan visit our website link in the comments below.

Only one day to go until Doors Open Day 2021!

We're so excited to be hosting for Doors Open Day at The Meffan Museum and Art Gallery and Angus Archives' Pop-up at Carnoustie Library and Montrose Sports Centre. For all the info and to book your spot at the Meffan visit our website link in the comments below.

Join us at Signal Tower Museum this Saturday for the launch of The Arbroath Smokie Trail which takes you on a sensory tr...
08/09/2021
The Arbroath Smokie Trail Launch Event

Join us at Signal Tower Museum this Saturday for the launch of The Arbroath Smokie Trail which takes you on a sensory trail, exploring between Arbroath and Auchmithie to tell the story of the world-famous Arbroath Smokie.

This free event organised by the Angus Tourism Cooperative is open to all as a celebration of Angus being a food and drink destination of choice for both locals and visitors to enjoy! Click on the link below to find out more -

Join us for the launch of The Arbroath Smokie Trail on Saturday 11th September in the Courtyard at the Arbroath Signal Tower Museum

October Holiday Activities are available to book now!
07/09/2021

October Holiday Activities are available to book now!

It’s September already, you know what that means?

It’s time to let their imagine fly by booking October Holiday Activities!

Bookings are now live for a range of fun activities such as
🚣‍♀️Watersports
🦔Conservation
🎨Illustration
👨‍🦽Disability and Inclusion: Wheelchair Basketball and Rugby
📖Disability and Inclusion: Poetry walks
🌜Disability and Inclusion: Night at the Museum
🤸‍♂️Gymnastics
⚽️Football

and many more fun sessions for all ages and abilities!

You can find out more and book our October 2021 activities by visiting https://www.angusalive.scot/holiday-activities

#onthisday 7 September 1838 Grace Darling and her father William rescued passengers of the SS Forfarshire, which founder...
07/09/2021

#onthisday 7 September 1838 Grace Darling and her father William rescued passengers of the SS Forfarshire, which foundered the Farne Islands.

The Forfarshire set sale from Hull on the 5th September carrying passengers and cargo to Dundee. Passing Flamborough Head the pumps failed reducing her steaming capacity. As her engines stopped gale force winds caused her to run aground on one of the outer Farne Islands. Grace and her father William (the lighthouse keeper) rescued 9 survivors and were awarded the RNLI Silver Medal.

This China plate from the SS Forfarshire of the Dundee and Hull Steam Packet Company can be seen on display in Montrose Museum.

#AngusMuseums #forfarshire #museumcollection

#onthisday 7 September 1838 Grace Darling and her father William rescued passengers of the SS Forfarshire, which foundered the Farne Islands.

The Forfarshire set sale from Hull on the 5th September carrying passengers and cargo to Dundee. Passing Flamborough Head the pumps failed reducing her steaming capacity. As her engines stopped gale force winds caused her to run aground on one of the outer Farne Islands. Grace and her father William (the lighthouse keeper) rescued 9 survivors and were awarded the RNLI Silver Medal.

This China plate from the SS Forfarshire of the Dundee and Hull Steam Packet Company can be seen on display in Montrose Museum.

#AngusMuseums #forfarshire #museumcollection

Did you guess what yesterday’s mystery object was?It was… a Linoprint block created by Barbara RobertsonToday’s photo sh...
07/09/2021

Did you guess what yesterday’s mystery object was?

It was… a Linoprint block created by Barbara Robertson

Today’s photo shows the completed print of Brechin Round Tower which was produced using the linocut posted yesterday, it was 1 of only 16.

Barbara Robertson, D. A. (Printmaker) 1945-2018, was born in Broughty Ferry and later lived and worked at Douglastown, just outside Forfar. She studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. She then went on to have her work widely exhibited throughout Scotland and internationally. The following quote by Barbara Robertson 1998, describes the technique she used …

“My prints are linoleum cuts printed from one block using the reduction technique. The white in the image is the white of the paper and the colours are printed from light to dark cutting away the colour as it is printed. Completion of the print can take from 3 to 4 weeks, printing everyday. The maximum number of prints in the edition is usually 20 and since the block is cut to pieces during the process the image is finite and unrepeatable.”

Look out for next Monday’s post to guess another mystery object from the Angus Council Collections cared for and managed by ANGUSalive Museums, Galleries and Archives.

#MuseumFromHome #museumcollections #MysteryObject
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Did you guess what yesterday’s mystery object was?

It was… a Linoprint block created by Barbara Robertson

Today’s photo shows the completed print of Brechin Round Tower which was produced using the linocut posted yesterday, it was 1 of only 16.

Barbara Robertson, D. A. (Printmaker) 1945-2018, was born in Broughty Ferry and later lived and worked at Douglastown, just outside Forfar. She studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. She then went on to have her work widely exhibited throughout Scotland and internationally. The following quote by Barbara Robertson 1998, describes the technique she used …

“My prints are linoleum cuts printed from one block using the reduction technique. The white in the image is the white of the paper and the colours are printed from light to dark cutting away the colour as it is printed. Completion of the print can take from 3 to 4 weeks, printing everyday. The maximum number of prints in the edition is usually 20 and since the block is cut to pieces during the process the image is finite and unrepeatable.”

Look out for next Monday’s post to guess another mystery object from the Angus Council Collections cared for and managed by ANGUSalive Museums, Galleries and Archives.

#MuseumFromHome #museumcollections #MysteryObject
ANGUSalive

Monday’s Mystery Object – Can you guess what this object from our collection is and what it was used for?Comment below…....
06/09/2021

Monday’s Mystery Object – Can you guess what this object from our collection is and what it was used for?
Comment below…..

Check back tomorrow to find out the answer!

#MuseumFromHome #museumcollections #MysteryObject
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Monday’s Mystery Object – Can you guess what this object from our collection is and what it was used for?
Comment below…..

Check back tomorrow to find out the answer!

#MuseumFromHome #museumcollections #MysteryObject
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Thanks to our friends at SCRAN for sharing this great image of J.M. Campbell (1861-1916) one of the light keepers from B...
03/09/2021

Thanks to our friends at SCRAN for sharing this great image of J.M. Campbell (1861-1916) one of the light keepers from Bell Rock Lighthouse.

To find out more about Lighthouse life visit the Signal Tower Museum, Tuesday to Saturday 10-3, free admission.

Meet J.M. Campbell (1861-1916) the lighthouse keeper from Bell Rock Lighthouse. #ArchiveOccupation
Bell Rock Lighthouse was built on Bell Rock or Inchcape approximately 12 miles off the coast of Arbroath in Angus, Scotland. The building of the off-shore tower is considered one of Scotland's greatest 19th century engineering achievements. The sandstone reef on which it stands in the North Sea, is submerged at high tide and therefore hazardous to shipping entering the Firth of Tay. The lighthouse was built between 1807 and 1810, by Robert Stevenson.
The photograph also indicates the all-pervasive influence of the Lighthouse Board, with its logo on the chair, the badge and the keepers uniform. The Motto, which can also be seen on the chair indicates the high ideals of the Service, which were called for from its inception, this reads 'In Salutem Omnium' which translates as 'For The Safety of All'.

From Scran - http://ow.ly/d95E50G2XXj

#OnThisDay 1 September Violet Kennedy Erskine was born into the Kennedy-Erskine family of the Dun estate, near Montrose ...
01/09/2021
Violet Jacob | Art UK

#OnThisDay 1 September Violet Kennedy Erskine was born into the Kennedy-Erskine family of the Dun estate, near Montrose in 1863.

In 1894 she married Arthur Jacob becoming Violet Jacob, she travelled with his regiment to India where she painted many rare flowers and kept diaries of her observations of the country.

During WWI she lost her only child, Harry when he died of wounds received at the Battle of the Somme in 1916, and after the death of Arthur she returned to Angus in 1936 settling in Kirriemuir.

She was influential in the revival of interest in Scots writing and wrote many of her poems in the Scots vernacular, being awarded an honorary degree from Edinburgh university. She died on the 9 September 1846.

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On this day 31 August 1901 the memorial stone for the Airlie Monument at Tullock Hill was laid. The event was performed ...
31/08/2021

On this day 31 August 1901 the memorial stone for the Airlie Monument at Tullock Hill was laid. The event was performed with full Masonic honors, and attended by around 2000 people from all parts of the country, as the Earl had been a Mason and member of the local lodge of Kirriemuir.

Rising among the trees the craggy baronial landmark was designed by T. Marin Cappon and erected in 1990/01 to commemorate the eleventh Earl of Airlie who fell at the head of his Regiment in the South African War. The 65-foot tower includes carved panels of the arms of the Airlie Family, inscription and badges of the 12th Lancers, 10th Hussars, the Bays, Scots Guards and Hants Yeomanry regiments in which the late Earl served.

#OnThisDay #airliemonument #AngusMuseums

Join us for the launch of The Arbroath Smokie Trail 🐟Date: Saturday 11 September Time: 11am-2pmPlace: Courtyard at the A...
31/08/2021
The Arbroath Smokie Trail Launch Event

Join us for the launch of The Arbroath Smokie Trail 🐟

Date: Saturday 11 September
Time: 11am-2pm
Place: Courtyard at the Arbroath Signal Tower Museum

We'll see you there!

Join us for the launch of The Arbroath Smokie Trail on Saturday 11th September in the Courtyard at the Arbroath Signal Tower Museum

Did you guess what yesterday’s mystery object was?It was…a Mustard MillThis example is made of dark wood and would have ...
31/08/2021

Did you guess what yesterday’s mystery object was?

It was…a Mustard Mill
This example is made of dark wood and would have been used to grind mustard seeds.

Look out for next Monday’s post to guess another mystery object from the Angus Council Collections cared for and managed by ANGUSalive Museums, Galleries and Archives.

#MuseumFromHome #museumcollections #MysteryObject

Did you guess what yesterday’s mystery object was?

It was…a Mustard Mill
This example is made of dark wood and would have been used to grind mustard seeds.

Look out for next Monday’s post to guess another mystery object from the Angus Council Collections cared for and managed by ANGUSalive Museums, Galleries and Archives.

#MuseumFromHome #museumcollections #MysteryObject

Monday’s Mystery Object – Can you guess what this object from our collection is and what it was used for?Comment below…....
30/08/2021

Monday’s Mystery Object – Can you guess what this object from our collection is and what it was used for?
Comment below…..
Check back tomorrow to find out the answer!
#MuseumFromHome #museumcollections #MysteryObject
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Monday’s Mystery Object – Can you guess what this object from our collection is and what it was used for?
Comment below…..
Check back tomorrow to find out the answer!
#MuseumFromHome #museumcollections #MysteryObject
@ANGUSalive

Photos from Angus Archives's post
27/08/2021

Photos from Angus Archives's post

It’s National Dog Day today and we are celebrating all our furry friends, of course it was the Victorians who firmly est...
26/08/2021

It’s National Dog Day today and we are celebrating all our furry friends, of course it was the Victorians who firmly established the tradition of keeping dogs as pets, and many of the breeds we love today.

The Kennel Club was founded in 1873 and Queen Victoria entered six Pomeranians into the first Crufts Dog Show in 1891. The Scottie dog or Scottish Terrier is often used as a symbol of the Scottish brand.

Celebrate National Dog day by showing us your dog collectables, comment below…..

#nationaldogday #angusmuseumscollection

It’s National Dog Day today and we are celebrating all our furry friends, of course it was the Victorians who firmly established the tradition of keeping dogs as pets, and many of the breeds we love today.

The Kennel Club was founded in 1873 and Queen Victoria entered six Pomeranians into the first Crufts Dog Show in 1891. The Scottie dog or Scottish Terrier is often used as a symbol of the Scottish brand.

Celebrate National Dog day by showing us your dog collectables, comment below…..

#nationaldogday #angusmuseumscollection

A much-needed shot in the arm for culture arrives with the launch of a brand-new cultural strategy for Angus#anguscultur...
25/08/2021
Angus Cultural Strategy

A much-needed shot in the arm for culture arrives with the launch of a brand-new cultural strategy for Angus

#angusculturalstrategy

Commissioned by ANGUSalive and the Angus Place Partnership at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, the Angus Cultural Strategy sets out an exciting forward plan and additional support for Angus’ local culture and heritage sector as it emerges from lockdown. The strategy has been developed by co...

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Save the date for all the family and come along to participate or spectate.
Here is a 3D scan of the Baldardo cup and ring stone in your collection at the Meffan Institute Museum, Forfar.
Just uncovered some old Family photos from in and around Angus, this one is my Great Grand Fathers school Photo, he was born in Brechin in 1893 David Hendry.
Thank you so much for Brody's prize, he had lots of fun taking part, and choosing the pictures to enter. Now he's delighted he won! #montrosemuseum.