Angus Folk Museum

Glamis DD8 1RT

18th century cottages home to important collections, offering an insight into the domestic life of rural workers in Angus. The agricultural centre houses a reconstructed farm steading as part of a 'life on the land' exhibition. Museum highlights include a reconstructed farm steading with farmer's bothy as part of the exhibition, charming exhibitions housed in six 18th century cottages offering vivid insights into rural life in Angus, and a schoolroom, Victorian manse parlour and rural kitchen among the many displays.

Arbroath Signal Tower Museum

Signal Tower Museum, Ladyloan
Arbroath DD11 1PU

Beside Arbroath's harbour, on the sea front, stands an elegant complex of regency buildings built in 1813. The building formed the shore station for the families of the lighthouse keepers that served on the Bell Rock Lighthouse. Arbroath Signal Tower Museum collects artefacts, photographs and archive material relating to the history of Arbroath and District. The collections are especially representative of the Burgh.

Brechin Town House Museum

28 High Street
Brechin DD9 6ER

The museum is located within the old Town House in the centre of Brechin. A tollbooth was first mentioned on this site in 1450 but was replaced in 1789-90 by the present building.

Broughty Castle Museum

Castle Approach, Broughty Ferry
Dundee DD5 2TF

Broughty Castle is a 15th century fort, housing fascinating displays on the life and times of Broughty Ferry and seashore life. Be intrigued by the armour in the military gallery and the history of the soldiers who were stationed in the building.

Glenesk Folk Museum

The Retreat, Tarfside, Glenesk
Edzell DD9 7TA

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.

Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum

The Townhouse, 32 High Street
Kirriemuir DD8 4BX

Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum is situated in Kirriemuir Town House, a building that has been at the heart of Kirriemuir since its construction in 1604.

McManus Collections Unit

Barrack Street
Dundee DD1 1PG

From birds to butterflies, coins to costumes and fossils to foreign artefacts, The Collections Unit offers visitors a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse of Dundee's museum collections. Tours of the facility are available on selected dates.

McManus, The: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum

Albert Square, Meadowside
Dundee DD1 1DA

The McManus is a magnificent Victorian, Gothic building where art, history and the environment combine to offer a fascinating insight into Dundee.

Meffan Museum & Art Gallery

20 West High Street
Forfar DD8 1BB

Situated in the heart of Forfar's historic town centre is 'The Meffan' built in 1898 as a bequest from the daughter of Provost Meffan. Originally Forfar's library and museum, the building is now a lively art gallery and museum.

Mills Observatory

Glamis Road, Balgay Park
Dundee DD2 2UB

Britain's first purpose-built public observatory. Gifted to the people of Dundee in 1935, with a bequest from John Mills, a linen and twine manufacturer and keen amateur scientist. Collections: Victorian 10' Cooke refracting telescope (1871), providing breathtaking views of the Moon and Planets. Interesting displays of historic equipment and information of local importance.

Montrose Museum & Art Gallery

Panmure Place
Montrose DD10 8HF

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. Collections: 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.

Scotland's Jute Museum @ Verdant Works

West Henderson's Wynd
Dundee DD1 5BT

Scotland's Jute Museum @ Verdant Works weaves the tale of jute with the life and work of old Dundee, from the incredible rise of the industry to its subsequent decline. At Scotland's Jute Museum @ Verdant Works the rattle and the roar of the orgininal restored machinery transport you back over 100 years to an era when jute was king and Dundee was its realm.

St Vigeans Sculptured Stones

Kirkstyle, St.Vigeans
Arbroath DD11 4RB

A fascinating and very important collection of over 30 Pictish carved stones housed in a cottage in the charming village of St Vigeans. In the village of St Vigeans 0.5m N of Arbroath off of the A92.

University of Dundee Museum Services

Hawkhill House, 5-7 Hawkhill Place, University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 4HN

A fascinating University collection of art, science and nature. A superb collection of Scottish art from 18th century to contemporary work. Scientific instruments, natural history specimens, medical equipment, textiles and design pieces.