Meffan Museum & Art Gallery
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.
Originally Forfar's library and museum, the building is now a lively art gallery and museum, showcasing new art exhibitions, bringing the work of a range of contemporary Scottish artists to Angus.
Within the museum space, you can explore the Forfar Storyby wandering through a recreation of an old narrow cobbled street, call The Vennel. Peer inside the small shops to see Peter Reid's sweet shop, a knockmaker's workshop and a baker's shop with displays of Forfar's famous Bridie.
A stunning collection of Pictish Stones are displayed so both front and rear of these enigmatic sculptured stones can be closely examined. Models of two archaeologists are seen excavating a log canoe dated to the 11th century, around the time of King Malcolm Canmore and his saintly Queen Margaret enjoyed their stays at Forfar Loch, feasting and hunting.
Finally the visitor steps into a crowd staring in awe, horror, at a witch about to be strangled and burnt. Forfar had a dark period in its history where several women were accused of witchcraft.
Today this building is much loved by the community with many clubs and societies meeting here, for details of how to book the venue please visit https://www.angusalive.scot/venue-hire/
Transport and Parking
On Public Transport Route
Public Parking Nearby
Lift or stairlift
Level access to main entrance
Public Toilet Facilities
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