Glenesk Folk Museum

Glenesk Folk Museum
The Retreat

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The Glenesk Folk Museum at the Retreat was set up in 1955 by Miss Greta Michie, a local farmer's daughter and school teacher, based on Scandinavian folk museums she had visited in Norway. The Retreat houses an extremely large collection of artefacts, some of which are now on display in the museum.

In 2004 a community purchase and subsequent major refurbishment of circa £800,000 took place.

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Opening hours

3 April-19 March
Sat-Mon 1200-1800
20 March-15 October
Daily 1200-1800

Closed: November-March

Admission charges

Adults £2.00
Children £0.50
Glenesk Trust Memebrs Free

Collection details

Archives, Natural Sciences, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Music, Coins and Medals, Social History

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Hearth and Home

  • 15 May 2015 From 7pm

Before there was television, there were....people! With a mix of ages, personalities and talents, this 'cosy night in' could become quite a riotous affair! We invite you to recreate a traditional gathering of music and entertainment from both 'Glenners' and glen visitors alike. With glass in hand and hot stovies to sustain you, this full-on night features mini-thespians performing 'When Fairies Glide', traditional music and some tall tales. So come and join us around the fire for an evening full of fun - and far better for your eyesight!

Suitable for


Tickets £7 including stovies.
Under 12s £2.