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Angus Folk Museum, Glamis

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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. Since 1976 it has been administered by the National Trust for Scotland. The museum has been described as containing "one of Scotland's finest folk collections".
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.
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.
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  • My disappointment that the Angus Folk Museum had closed turned around today when I discovered the Gin Bothy is now occupying this site and so some of the history has been preserved; stone buildings...  more »
  • The Angus Folk Museum is still on the most recent tourist map we have and we were really disappointed to find it closed because of the building's condition. This is a National Trust for Scotland...  more »
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  • Small but interesting. Keep walking towards castle then look at the kirk. It has a hidden path to river and a long walk to Castle

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