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  • The charming town of Brechin with the Brechin Town House Museum visible on the left, Angus
    The Brechin Town House Museum, Angus
  • Looking across the water to Broughty Castle at Broughty Ferry near Dundee with two sailboats in the foreground
    Broughty Castle at Broughty Ferry, Dundee
  • The McManus - Dundee's art gallery and museum photographed at dusk, in the city centre of Dundee
    The McManus - Dundee's art gallery and museum in the city centre of Dundee
  • The Signal Tower, now a museum, at Arbroath in Angus
    The Signal Tower, now a museum, at Arbroath in Angus
  • The exterior of Verdant Works, Dundee
    Verdant Works, Dundee

Explore the museums in Dundee & Angus and uncover the colourful local history through a variety of exhibits from days gone by.

Dundee & Angus has a turbulent and interesting past, which you discover for yourself in the many fascinating museums found across the region.

Learn about the key parts of the heritage of Dundee & Angus. See the remains of Pictish stones at Meffan Museum and Art Gallery in Forfar, experience rural living at Angus Folk Museum in Glamis and learn about Scotland’s aviation history at Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre.

Delve into Dundee’s fascinating history and visit the city’s diverse array of museums. Climb aboard the RRS Discovery, a famous ship which once sailed to the Antarctic, or enjoy views of the Tay from the nearby 15th century tower house of Broughty Castle Museum. Tour the restored textile factory, Scotland's Jute Museum at Verdant Works, and learn about Dundee’s jute manufacturing past. View fascinating specimens collected by the University of Dundee at the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum.

Use the listings to plan a trip to Dundee & Angus’ museums.

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  1. Gradings

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    Welcome to Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre. Montrose was the location for Great Britain’s first operational military airfield and was established by the Royal Flying Corps in February 1913.

  2. RRS Discovery


    Historic Ships & Boats


    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Dundee City

    Experience life in the Antarctic with Captain Scott and his crew on the RRS Discovery at Discovery Point. Uncover the tale of one of the most heroic voyages of exploration ever undertaken.

  3. Gradings


    Brechin Townhouse Museum displays local history exhibitions, works by Brechin artist David Waterson and a model of the town as it was in the 1820s.

  4. Gradings


    Located next to Arbroath's picturesque and historic harbour, within the original shore station for the Bell Rock Lighthouse, Signal Tower Museum tells the story of the lighthouse itself and of the local fishing and maritime industries.

  5. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Dundee City

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

  6. Angus Folk Museum




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    3 Museum


    Discover the area’s rural life at the Angus Folk Museum, located in the village of Glamis.

  7. Gradings

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    3 Museum

    Broughty Ferry

    Discover the people, environment, history and wildlife of Broughty Ferry in this amazing 15th century coastal fort, which houses a fascinating museum. Enjoy stunning views of Broughty Beach and the Tay estuary.

  8. Gradings

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    3 Museum


    Gateway to the Glens Museum displays the history of Kirriemuir and the Angus Glens.

  9. Gradings


    Meffan Museum & Art Gallery, in the centre of Forfar, is both a local history museum and an art gallery. A diverse programme of art exhibitions, across the full year, brings the work of local, national and internationally-renowned artists to Forfar.

  10. Kirriemuir Camera Obscura


    Historic Buildings & Homes



    Kirriemuir Camera Obscura - one of only four in Scotland - is housed in a purpose-designed turret room in the Pavilion on Kirrie Hill. It provides a fascinating glimpse into another era and striking views of the surrounding countryside.


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