Angus Folk Museum

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Angus Folk Museum
Angus Folk Museum.jpg
Established 1950s
Location Kirkwynd, Glamis, Angus, Scotland, DD8 1RT
Website Angus Folk Museum

Angus Folk Museum is a centre for agricultural history and rural life located near Forfar, Angus. It is located in the village of Glamis off the A94. The museum was founded by Jean, Lady Maitland who gave her collections to the nation in the 1950s.[1] Since 1976 it has been administered by the National Trust for Scotland.[2] The museum has been described as containing "one of Scotland's finest folk collections". [3]

The museum is housed in a terraced row of six cottages built in 1793 and one farm steading. The buildings were given by Timothy Bowes-Lyon, 16th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne to house the museum collections.[2]

It has been given a 3 star rating by the Scottish Tourist Board.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.angusahead.com/AngusListings/TourismAttractions/AngusFolkMuseum2473_O.asp Angus Ahead. Retrieved on 20 January 2011
  2. ^ a b http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/glamis/angusfolkmuseum/index.html Undiscovered Scotland. Retrieved on 20 January 2011
  3. ^ http://www.welcometoscotland.com/things-to-do/attractions/museums-and-galleries/perthshire-angus-dundee/angus-folk-museum-nts Retrieved on 20 January 2011

Coordinates: 56°36′34″N 3°00′12″W / 56.6095°N 3.0034°W / 56.6095; -3.0034