Museum ready for start of new season

Angus Folk Museum, which is now open for its new season.
Angus Folk Museum, which is now open for its new season.

One of Angus’s most popular tourist attractions has been reopened after almost a year of closure for repairs.

The Angus Folk Museum at Glamis was officially declared open for its new season by local MSP Graeme Dey.

The museum, which is housed in six 18th century cottages, provides a fascinating insight into rural life and farming in Angus two centuries ago, but was closed last summer after safety concerns. A regular condition check of the building by the National Trust for Scotland’s (NTS) surveyors suggested that roof tiles had loosened from the property.

Following the introduction of new safety measures as part of a £14,000 investment in the building by the NTS, including the installation of slate catchers, the museum is ready to again welcome the public.

Property manager John McKenna said: “It’s fantastic to be throwing open the doors of this wee Angus gem once again. We know that the museum was much-missed last summer by locals and those from further afield too, so we’re looking forward to welcoming all these fantastic supporters over the next few months.”

Mr Dey added that the museum is an integral part of the village’s and the county’s attraction for tourists.

He continued: “I am really pleased that the Folk Museum in back in business and was honoured to perform the re-opening ceremony.

“I must say the museum is looking grand and I’d encourage people to head along there. It provides a fascinating insight into what life was like in rural Angus.

“I’m delighted to see it re-opening and would encourage anyone interested in gaining an insight to pay it a visit.”

The museum will open Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 11.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. until 30 June, thereafter Thursday to Monday, 10.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. Entry is free for National Trust for Scotland members.