Glenesk Folk Museum


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The Retreat Tarfside Glenesk
Edzell
Angus
DD9 7TA
Scotland

  • Retreat Manager: 01356 648070

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. In 2004 a community purchase and subsequent major refurbishment of circa £800,000 took place.

Further information

Opening Hours:

3 April-19 March Sat-Mon 1200-1800 20 March-15 October Daily 1200-1800 Closed: November-March

Charges:

Adults £2.00 Children £0.50 Glenesk Trust Memebrs Free

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Cafeteria
  • Children's play area
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas

Services:

  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Guided tours
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available

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