TAMH: Places to Visit

Montrose Museum

Opening Hours: 1000-1700, Monday to Saturday

Montrose Museum was one of the first purpose-built museums in Scotland. The local history and antiquarian society realised in 1841 that its collection was too large for the temporary accommodation afforded by one of the town's schools and started a fund for a new museum. This attractive neo-classical building opened the following year. The Maritime Gallery has a superb fleet of model shipping, and scrimshaws, flensing tools, harpoons and other relics of the once thriving East coast whaling industry. Other local topics covered include the Pictish legacy of stones, Montrose silver and Dryleys' pottery. There is, of course, also material relating to the Marquis of Montrose and the town during the Jacobite risings.

Current Exhibitions

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