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Glenesk Folk Museum

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Glenesk DD9 7YT, Scotland
+44 1356 648070
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Great Museum

Here’s a free museum that truly surprises on the upside. We spent a good 90 minutes going round and... read more

Reviewed today
foxbat
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london
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Fabulous little find

On the last day of our holiday, we decided to travel out to visit Glen Esk. Whilst driving up into... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PatMat
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
“hidden gem” (2 reviews)
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Glenesk DD9 7YT, Scotland
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+44 1356 648070
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"sandwiches"
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"hidden gem"
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"well worth a visit"
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"rural life"
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"retreat"
in 7 reviews
"mount"
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"donation"
in 3 reviews
"glen"
in 4 reviews
"gifts"
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"scenery"
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"shop"
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"history"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Here’s a free museum that truly surprises on the upside. We spent a good 90 minutes going round and were fascinated by the well-curated exhibits that are largely of a bygone age of crofting communities. In the case of Glenesk, this area was once full...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the last day of our holiday, we decided to travel out to visit Glen Esk. Whilst driving up into the beautiful glen, We happened upon this little Gem. Although they don’t allow dogs inside, they were very friendly and produced a bowl of water...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely little museum to wander around followed by excellent soup and sandwiches.will definitely be back

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I went for a cuppy on Sunday afternoon and I had the best piece of Carrot Cake I've had for a very long time and my daughter had a vegan Apple and Cinnamon Scone which was fabulous. I managed to get a...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

The Retreat is always worth a visit, the food is good and the staff helpful, a nice run out in lovely scenery

Thank Ian R
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

On the way to Mount Keen I first stopped to ask directions to the car park, and on the way back stopped for a snack. Both times the service was very friendly and helpful. The venison sausage on a roll and latte were excellent, and...More

Thank Andyb1987
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Follow the sign for Retreat Folk Museum, you will not be disappointed. Friendly staff, good food and history too. The scenery around the folk museum is lovely as well. Local history. Nice place. A must to visit.

Thank Tim S
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We enjoyed seeing this family museum and felt very much at home in it. Well worth the visit. Do visit the tearoom too.

Thank Sonia C
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Friendly cafe/restaurant/pub with a fabulous museum attached - this is one very good reason to visit the Glen. We popped in for lunch on the way to the Queen's Well walk

Thank Mike F
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

So this wonderful and unexpected collections of buildings houses a folk museum with free admission (donations welcome), a coffee shop / cafe, shop, and meetings / conference venue. It is owned and managed by the community, and for the community of Glenesk. The museum has...More

Thank slind1962
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