The Friends of Brechin Town House Museum

The Friends of Brechin Town House Museum The Friends of Brechin Town House Museum is an organisation that supports its local museum in Brechin, Angus, Scotland.

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Signal Tower Museum, Gateway to the Glens Museum and Brechin Town House Museum are delighted to be included in the 13th ...
02/01/2019

Signal Tower Museum, Gateway to the Glens Museum and Brechin Town House Museum are delighted to be included in the 13th edition of the Lonely Planet UK Great Britain Travel Guide for 2019/2020.
We're wearing our sticker with pride!
Why not drop in and pay us a visit?
We're open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am - 5pm.

21/11/2018

'Castles, Cannonballs and Cannibals'
A talk on the 4th December 2018 at 2pm in the museum by Norman Mackenzie about the lore of castles and tower houses in Angus.
All welcome £2 for non-members. refreshments and chat.

10/11/2018

A new museum exhibition called 'Remembrance' opens today at Brechin Town House Museum, 28 High Street, commemorating the human sacrifice that Brechin made during WW1. Lots of research and collating photographs and items by the staff at the museum.

Cakes and goodies at Brechin Town House Museum coffee morning, tomorrow Friday 28th Sept 2018, all for Macmillan Cancer ...
27/09/2018

Cakes and goodies at Brechin Town House Museum coffee morning, tomorrow Friday 28th Sept 2018, all for Macmillan Cancer Care............

30/08/2018
27/06/2018
29/03/2018
17/01/2018

Forthcoming illustrated talks in 2018

Brechin Museum Upper Gallery



All talks are at 2 pm - refreshments are provided.

Non-members £2.

Yearly membership of The Friends of Brechin Town House Museum ensures free admission to our talks - charges here



13th February 2018

The Friends will host an

Open Evening

at 7pm in the museum.

All are welcome and this is an an ideal opportunity to meet the Friends or indeed join us by becoming a member.

Cheese and wine, coffee and tea, biscuits and nibbles, sausage rolls and various presentations.

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6th March 2018

'A Brief History of The Burn'

by

Mr David Turner OBE

The life and times of a unique country estate. the Bursar of The Burn, David Turner, will tell the story of the estate from its creation in the late 18th Century through to the present day. David will talk about the people, the land and the key events that have shaped The Burn's development over the past 250 years. It is a fascinating tale full of interest and surprise.

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3rd April 2018

'Scots in World War 1'

by

Mr Fraser Brown

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May 2018

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In June we will host a talk about lighthouses, dates and details to be confirmed.

03/09/2017

Talks for autumn 2017;
September 5th 2017
'Brechin in Old Photographs'
by Fiona Scharlau
October 3rd 2017
'Early History of Glen Esk'
by Norman Atkinson
November 7th 2017
'Dangerous to Know; Lord Byron and the Woman in his Life'
by Mary Liddiard
December 5th 2017
'The Norse, Eskimos and Environment in Medieval Greenland'
by Dr Andy McMullen

03/03/2017

Forthcoming illustrated talks in 2017
Brechin Museum Upper Gallery

All talks are at 2 pm - refreshments are provided.
Non-members £2.
Yearly membership of The Friends of Brechin Town House Museum ensures free admission to our talks - charges here

7th March 2017
'The Dun 25 Restoration Project'
The story behind bringing back to life a
Royal Observer Corps Nuclear Monitoring Post at Edzell.
by Jim Sherrit

4th April 2017
'Benny Lynch - Scotland's First Boxing World Champion'
by Steve Nicoll

2nd May 2017'
Brechin City Football Club - A History'
By Ken Ferguson

The Friends of Brechin Town House Museum's cover photo
28/11/2016

The Friends of Brechin Town House Museum's cover photo

The Friends of Brechin Town House Museum's cover photo
28/11/2016

The Friends of Brechin Town House Museum's cover photo

30/09/2016

Forthcoming talk in the museum on Tuesday 4th October 2016 at 2pm.

The Earl of Southesk in Saskatchewan 1859 by Gavin Hunter.

Refreshments available, entry free for members and £2 for non members.

04/08/2016

Autumn talks at the museum see website for details;

6th September 2016
'Lewis Grassic Gibbon'
by James Brown

4th October 2016
The Earl of Southesk in Saskatchewan 1859
by Gavin Hunter

1st November
'Liberty, Equality and Adultery-Love in the Napoleonic Times'
by Mary Liddiard

6th December
'Environmental history of the Cairngorms'
by Dr. Andy McMullan

04/08/2016

The Management Committee
invite you to
a Members’ Only Evening
on Friday 12 August 2016
at 6.30pm
in Brechin Town House Museum.

The Brechin High School exhibition will be on show.

Finger Buffet, wine and soft drinks.

02/06/2016

We have a slideshow talk by Mike Groves on 'The Wonderful Angus Glens' at 2pm on Tuesday 7th June in the museum. Mike will discuss his experiences of checking out the wildlife and the magic of our glens. Non member entry is £2 and refreshments are provided.

28/04/2016

Brechin Photographic Society Exhibition
29 April to 28 May 2016
Brechin Town House Museum
Entry free.

01/03/2016

Forthcoming talks at Brechin Town House Museum at 2pm.

1st March 2016

'Florence Nightingale and Connections with Brechin'

By Mary Liddiard.




5th April 2016

'The Poet William McGonagall'

by Steve Nicol




3rd May 2016

'The History of Stracathro Hospital'

by Susan Skene




7th June

'Our Wonderful Angus Glens'

by Mike Groves




6th September 2016

'Lewis Grassic Gibbon'

by James Brown

ANGUSalive Museums and Galleries
22/01/2016

ANGUSalive Museums and Galleries

Now on show at #Brechintownhouse museum. Items associated with the community archaeology dig, Bishop Close Brechin 2009

The Friends of Brechin Town House Museum are hosting a talk by Rev Grahame on the history of Brechin Cathedral on Tuesda...
25/11/2015

The Friends of Brechin Town House Museum are hosting a talk by Rev Grahame on the history of Brechin Cathedral on Tuesday the 1st of December at 2pm.
All welcome for a cup of tea or coffee and entrance is free.
Brechin Town House Museum 28 High Street, Brechin.

21/08/2015

Forthcoming talks in 2015.
Entry is free and refreshments are available at the Brechin Town House Museum in the High Street. All talks at 2pm.

Open day will be on the 29th August 2015 2-4pm at the museum. Refreshments available and a video feature on farming in the past. Come along for a look at the new Waterson exhibition and discuss it with local artist David Adam. Chairman Brian Mitchell is on hand to discuss any of Brechin's historical matters.

1st September 2015
'Brechin Artist David Waterson RE - A Gallery Tour'
An exploration of the current exhibition in the museum featuring privately owned works from the David Waterson Trust with local artist David Adam


6th October 2015
'William Lamb - ARSA'
An illustrated talk on the Montrose artist and sculptor by Norman Atkinson.


3rd November 2015
'Spain - Where Raptors Soar' and 'Glimpse through the Cloud Forest - Costa Rica'
Two photo journal talks describing the nature and landscape abroad by the Angus based professional photographer and naturalist Mark Caunt


1st December 2015
'A History of Brechin Cathedral'
By Rev. R. Graham, Minister of the Cathedral

02/02/2015

The Friends will host a new series of talks for 2015.

The first is by Steve Nicoll called 'The Beatles in Scotland' which describes the famous pop groups limks to Scotland. 10 February 2015 2pm.

The second is by Andy Malcolm called ' Sand in my Sporran, Snow in his Sandals' which describes a job exchange between a highland deer stalker and an African big game warden on a reserve. 24 February 2015 at 2pm.

The third is a talk by Mary Liddiard on 'The Marquis of Montrose - The Man'. 24 March at 2pm.

The fourth is a talk by Dale Haigh called 'Soldiers, Gods and Gardens' which is an insight into 17th Century Scotland and how this is portrayed in modern day interpretations. 28 April 2015 at 2pm.

The fifth talk is by Rhian Evans, RSPB project co-ordinator, called ' The East of Scotland Sea Eagle Re-introduction Project'. 5 May 2015 at 2pm.

Entry is free. Refreshments available. Contact the museum or see www. brechintownhouse.org.uk for more info.

10/11/2014

The Friends of Brechin Town House Museum host a talk by Forbes Inglis about the 'History of Montrose Aerodrome and Three Soldiers' tomorrow 11th November 2014 at 2 pm in the museum. Refreshments and entry is free.

14/10/2014

The Friends of Brechin Town House Museum begins its new session of presentations today14th October 2014 in the museum at 2.00 p.m. with a talk by Jim Wallace on the importance of stone quarries in Angus and Scotland. Should be very interesting and it is free entry with light refreshments.

14/10/2014

Forthcoming illustrated talks in 2014-15
Brechin Museum Upper Gallery

All talks are at 2pm - refreshments are provided & entry is free.


14 October 2014
Quarries of Angus
by Jim Wallace


11 November 2014
Montrose Air Museum and Three Soldiers
by Forbes Inglis


9 December 2014
David Waterson's Photographs
by Brian Mitchell


10 February 2015
The Beatles in Scotland
by Steve Nicoll

11/11/2013

The next talk at the museum will be on the
3rd December 2013 at 2pm.

George Mitchell talks about 'Brechin Railways'.

Refreshments.

22/03/2013

DECORATE AN EGG-CELLENT EASTER EGG.

Brechin Town House Museum has an Easter egg decorating kids workshop from 10.30 - 12 and 2 - 3.30 on Saturday the 23rd March 2013. Booking preferred 01356 625536

22/03/2013

Forthcoming illustrated talks in 2013
Brechin Museum Upper Gallery

All talks are at 2pm - refreshments are provided & entry is free.

Next Friends committee meeting is on 18 February 2013 in the museum 2pm.
New members and member Friends welcome.

12 March 2013
'Sir Robert Watson Watt'
by Steve Nicoll

9 April 2013
'Mud House at Logie'
by Joe Wishart

14 May 2013
'Brechin Musical Memories'
by Gordon Penman & Isobel Luke

11 June 2013
'The Brechin Model '
The model reconstruction of Brechin centre in 1822.
by Brian Gallagher

9 July 2013
'Brechin - A View with People'
Photo archive and a social record from a Brechin photographer and artist.
by Peter Drahony

08/09/2011

The 'Friends' have two events coming up.
One is a talk by Mr George Mitchell about working in one of Brechin's former weaving factories ( 26th October 2011) and the other is a talk by Mr Steve Nicoll about Victoria Crosses awarded to members of the forces from Angus ( 23rd November 2011).
Both talks are free and take place in the Brechin museum at 2pm.

Address

28 High Street
Brechin
DD9 6ER

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