Here are some of our beautiful chandeliers to brighten your day!
The National Trust for Scotland's House of Dun & Angus Folk Museum is located just 3 m
The House of Dun is a beautiful Georgian house, overlooking Montrose Basin, with later Victorian influences both structurally and decorative. The house is situated within the Dun Estate which has been in the possession of the Erskine family since 1375. The House of Dun is the third house in which the Erskine’s have lived in over the course of 21 generations till the last Laird, Mrs Millicent Lovet
t (nee Erskine), died in 1980. Construction began in 1730, following the finalisation of the design by William Adam, and was completed in 1744. The design follows the popular neo-classic style of a Palladian mansion which was all the rage back in the Georgian era. The house features superb plasterwork, by Joseph Enzer, including Jacobite themes and ancient gods. The house was modernised in the Victorian era by John Erskine Kennedy Erskine and his wife Lady Augusta Kennedy Erskine (nee Fitz Clarence). Lady Augusta left a legacy in the from of several stunning pieces of needlework ranging from curtains to fire screens. Outside, enjoy the attractive walled garden, woodland walks, children’s adventure playground or visit the historic family graveyard and mausoleum. There is the chance to play croquet on our traditional croquet lawn from June to the end of August. And in the autumn months fairy trails outside and later on reindeer hunts too!
Here are some of our beautiful chandeliers to brighten your day!
Smiddy Dumpling mmmmm ready for the weekend Burns special.
Fabulous night last night, celebrating Robert Burns here at House of Dun.
Mmmmm this weekend!!! Join us for a wee taste of Scotland.
All set for tonight's Burns Supper overlooking the Montrose Basin. Have a fantastic evening everyone!!
During the week commencing 23/01/2023, the North East Ranger Service will be working alongside House of Dun's Garden Team to replace a bridge in the Den of Dun. To allow works to be completed safely and efficiently, there will be a partial trail closure in place. Please follow the trail diversion and any on-site signage. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Cold but a gorgeous day, wrap up & get your boots on! There's soup & freshly baked bread waiting for you.
A few cosy supplies from the shop and a homemade caramelised onion sausage roll from the cafe. Sorted!!
Mmmmm homemade Custard Cream or Raspberry Cupcake. Which one shall I have of these DUN Delicious Delights?
Welcome back one and all. Open Thursday to Sunday, free entry into our Courtyard. Perhaps enjoy a lovely walk round the grounds and visit our Cafe.
Burns Supper with Raes at The House of Dun tickets still available. It's going to be a delicious evening.
House of Dun is collaborating with Rae's Restaurant in Montrose to present a Burn's Supper to remember.
Tis the end of the season and our hats are hung up til we re-open in the New Year.
What a wonderful time of the year! There's been gingerbread making, tree decorating, singing & visiting Father Christmas. But best of all has been all the smiling faces!
Thank you to the Montrose Triathlon Club for holding their Santa run today here at the House.
I'm keeping Santa's seat warm for him!
Click on the link to meet him https://fal.cn/3tVcW
Staff wreath making day. Why don't you come along and make your own too. Check out our events.
𝗙𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗺𝗮𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗛𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗗𝘂𝗻 𝗹𝗶𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝗮𝘁 𝟭𝟬𝘁𝗵 & 𝗦𝘂𝗻 𝟭𝟭𝘁𝗵 𝗗𝗲𝗰.
Timings & tickets from the link below.
And get the whole family in the spirit with 𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝗰𝗿𝗮𝗳𝘁𝘀, 𝗹𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝗳𝗼𝗼𝗱 & 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 in the courtyard while enjoying the Angus Folk Collection. https://fal.cn/3tVcW
Morning all, following a few soggy and soaking days, House of Dun is back in operation and ready with a warm welcome for you, come and see us for a walk and wander, enjoy coffee and cake and check out the shop for some seasonal shopping and festive cheer. 10.30am to 4.30pm Sunday
⚠️ IMPORTANT UPDATE ⚠️ Due to significant issues with access roads, House of Dun will be closed today. Again, we strongly advise against travelling to visit the estate. Please keep an eye on our page for more updates. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
⚠️ WARNING ⚠️ An amber weather warning has been issued across parts of eastern Scotland. Due to dangerous weather conditions, House of Dun will be closed today, and we strongly advise against travelling to visit the wider estate. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Stay safe.
Lady Augusta born today in 1803. Her detailed tapestry work from curtains, bedspread, fire screens and much more can be seen in the house today.
What's on the menu? Homemade tattie, cheese & bean pie or homemade macaroni pie. Freshly baked & just out the oven.
Father Christmas visiting us here at the House Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th December. Just click on the event & tickets to book your time slot. Santa Claus is coming to Dun!
Ah, what would you wish for?
Homemade soup followed by Dun Dumpling & custard. Mmmm just what you need on a day like today.
Do you love House of Dun. Then why not share it with those you love and help protect it. Visit nationaltrustforscotland/membership today. Or pop along.
And thank you to Susanne Lambdin for this shot of the house. Happy Halloween everyone!
WOW!!! Fantastic photos taken of house just before sunset. Thank you to Jarek Szaranek Photography.
Thank you for all your support as we now move to our winter opening days of Thursday to Sunday.
If you could turn back time. Well you can tonight!
All visitors welcome, especially these lovely ones today!!!
Good morning Autumn!
100 years ago this month a moment in literary history! Join the Friends of William Lamb studio. Contact [email protected] if you wish to attend. Support local & learn about local, you might be surprised what history is on your doorstep.
Morning all, it's a beautiful Autumn day out there - perfect for visiting the grounds and gardens at House of Dun. Please note however that service at Erskine's Café will be limited to hot drinks and traybakes just for today as we are unexpectedly short staffed. Do come along and enjoy the outdoors, take part in a guided tour, pick up some unusual gifts in the shop and explore the Angus Folk Collection, and we would really appreciate your patience just for today at the Café x
3 for 2 on our latest Christmas cards. Grab a bargain!!!
Rocky Road made with Tunnocks tea cake. Hurray, as we might eat them before you get here!!! mmmmmm
Home safe & sound. Thank you everyone!!!
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A massive thank you for last night's performance by Plaidsong and to all our lovely guests.
Gorgeous video of our waterfall, thanks for sharing to our Head garDUNer Jerome...
Our lovely Michelle in the Saloon. Ah what an absolute pleasure to work here.
Join our curator and conservator for a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the work involved in displaying this stunning gown at House of Dun 👗❤️👌🏼 See the dress for yourself when you visit - we're open throughout the winter Friday to Monday until 20 Dec and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 Jan to end of Feb 🙌🏽😀 Plan your visit ➡️ nts.org.uk/visit/places/house-of-dun
LEST WE FORGET We are proud to take part in this years Scottish Poppy Appeal LIGHT UP RED campaign celebrating 100 years of the poppy as the national symbol of remembrance. #LightUpRed #ScottishPoppyAppeal #nationaltrustforscotland #HouseofDun
From all of us to all of you who have visited and enjoyed the new look House of Dun we would like to say a massive THANK YOU 🙏 We are delighted to announce that due to the incredible reaction we have had since reopen again we are extending our season; meaning that for the first time in many many years we will be open further into the season beyond the end of October, this means that: From now up to and including 20 December we will be open Friday to Monday 10:30 - 16:30. Then the new year we will open weekend 10:30 - 16:30 during January and February. This has only been possible as a result of all hard work the team have put in to make all our wonderful visitors feel welcomed and we look forward to welcoming you all and hopefully many new faces back soon.
Join our (completely brilliant!) team for a behind-the-scenes look at why we love this place so much 🥰👌
Montrose Air Station Heritage CentreWaldron Road
Caledonian Railway Diesel GroupPark Road, Brechin
The Friends of Brechin Town House MuseumHigh Street, Brechin
ANGUSalive Museums and GalleriesLadyloan, Arbroath