Montrose Museum and 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".

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 - 17.00 all year (closed 25th & 26th December, 1st & 2nd January)

Admission charges

Admission Free

Additional info

Quizzes and Touch Table
Local tourist information point
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.

Collection details

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
  • Whaling
  • Baltic Trade
  • Jacobites
  • Marquis of Montrose
  • Montrose Silversmiths
  • Agate Collection
  • Local Pottery
  • Stone Age
  • Iron Age
  • Model Shipping
  • Natural History Gallery
  • William Lamb Studio (open July - September)
Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

The Picts

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

Montrose Museum and Art Gallery
Panmure Place
DD10 8HF


Montrose Museum Webpage

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01674 62660

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