Montrose Museum & Art Gallery
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Montrose Museum was built in 1842 with funds raised by the Montrose Natural History and Antiquarian Society. One of the oldest purpose-built museums in Scotland, it is an elegant building constructed from pink sandstone which overlooks the historic Mid Links parks. The iconic landmark of Montrose Old Kirk Steeple is 100 metres up the Churchyard Walk, locally known as "the Kirkie Steps".
Closed: Every Sunday
Christmas Day & Boxing Day
New Year's Day & 2nd of January
Quizzes and Touch Table
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Free on street parking
Fine local historical collections including Pictish Stones, the Baltic Trade, Whaling, Jacobite material, Marquis of Montrose, Montrose Silver, Lord Gray Agate Collection, local Pottery, Stone & Iron Age. William Lamb Studio.
Archaeology, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Law and Order, Maritime, Music, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Religion, Science and Technology, Social History, Trade and Commerce, Weapons and War, World Cultures
Key artists and exhibits
- Pictish Stones
- Baltic Trade
- Marquis of Montrose
- Montrose Silversmiths
- Agate Collection
- Local Pottery
- Stone Age
- Iron Age
- Model Shipping
- Natural History Gallery
- William Lamb Studio (open July - September)
Museum on the Move: Picts
Through hands-on activities, Museum on the Move: Picts will explore four main themes about the Picts:
Who were the Picts? Their name means painted people but it’s unlikely this is what they called themselves. Other peoples, such as the Romans, have written about them.
Where were the Picts? They lived and flourished in only a few specific parts of Scotland.
How do we know about them? The Picts left a legacy of impressive stones, one of the main sources of evidence about them: from these we try to understand about their lives and activities (hunting, fighting, status, beliefs).
What did they believe? The Picts gradually embraced Christianity.
- National Museums Scotland