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Angus Folk Museum, Glamis

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Glenesk Folk Museum is a museum located in the Glen Esk valley, in Tarfside, Angus, Scotland, which is run by members of the local community. It is about 9mi north of the village of Edzell. It is housed in a former shooting lodge, known as 'The Retreat', which used to belong to the earls of Dalhousie. The museum contains artefacts and documents related to the history of the surrounding area. It also has a shop selling locally produced gifts and a tearoom. The museum organises demonstrations of local skills and crafts.HistoryThe Museum was established in 1955 by Greta Michie, a local schoolteacher who was inspired by folk museums in Scandinavia. The building used for the museum, known as 'the Retreat', had been constructed as a retirement cottage in the 1840s by Captain J.E. Wemyss. It was later expanded and used as a shooting lodge, and later a summer house by the earls of Dalhousie, before falling into disuse. Lord and Lady Dalhousie assisted with the establishment of the museum on this site.The museum was refurbished and expanded in 2007.CollectionsThe museum's artefacts are arranged thematically into rooms, including spaces covering music and costume. There are reconstructions of rooms from the 1850s, including a children's room. The museum also has a document archive for genealogical research, including Census records from 1841 to 1891 and a partial record of births, marriages and deaths in the Glen and the parishes of Edzell and Lethnot. This room has computers.
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  • 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 prope...  more »
  • This closure is a great pity as it is in TWO parts - the row of stone roofed cottages and the agricultural museum opposite. The cottage roofs needs costly repair work however the other part is separat...  more »
  • Sorry this is now closed indefinitely awaiting funding for major repairs to the buildings. I've been told this could take more than five years before anything can be done  more »
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  • Signs at roadside offer hot food 10AM-5PM but it was closed when I called on 5/11/17. Disappointed to say the least.
  • Very good food staff very friendly and got gift shop as wellas a museum from the old day of horse and carriage
  • Well I love the place it's warm and welcoming and the cakes are to die for the staff are absolutely wonderful
  • The museum is very interesting and the restaurant serves beautiful home made meals.
  • Nice spot, but low on food when we arrived.
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