Angus Folk Museum

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Angus Folk Museum
Angus Folk Museum.jpg
Established1950s
Dissolved2017 (2017)
LocationKirkwynd, Glamis, Angus, Scotland, DD8 1RT

Angus Folk Museum was a centre for agricultural history and rural life located near Forfar, Angus. It was 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 was 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 was given a 3 star rating by the Scottish Tourist Board.

The museum closed permanently in 2017 due to structural problems discovered in its buildings, and National Trust Scotland are considering alternative homes for the collections.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 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
  4. ^ https://www.nts.org.uk/What-we-do/News/Angus-Folk-Museum-closed Retrieved on 5 October 2017

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