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Gateway to the Glens Museum

The Town House 32 High Street | 32 High Street, Kirriemuir DD8 4BB, Scotland
+44 1575 577140
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Wonderful little Museum

This is in the centre of Kirriemuir and there is a lot of interesting items on display and loads of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
roseannc718
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Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
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Loving the wee red toon!

Fascinating museum highlighting the history of Kirrie and the glens. The old shops and stores, the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
StuK72
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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ANGUSalive’s Gateway to the Glens Museum is situated in Kirriemuir Town House, a building that has been at the heart of Kirriemuir since its construction in 1604. The Museum opened in 2001 after the building was carefully restored and conserved. Here at Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum, local people and visitors to the town can discover the unique atmosphere of historic Kirriemuir and the splendour of the Angus Glens. Stepping through the door, visitors experience a vivid introduction to the history, culture and natural environment of ‘Kirrie’ and the western Angus glens, with recordings of local people, computer interactives and permanent displays. Illustrated talks and children’s events complement and develop the variety of temporary displays that take place throughout the year.
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The Town House 32 High Street | 32 High Street, Kirriemuir DD8 4BB, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is in the centre of Kirriemuir and there is a lot of interesting items on display and loads of informstion on walks camping grounds points of interest on all of the history behind J.M.Barrie Peter Pan and his home where he grew up in...More

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Jen F, Museum Assistant at Gateway to the Glens Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read that you found the museum very informative. Look forward to welcoming you roseannc718.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating museum highlighting the history of Kirrie and the glens. The old shops and stores, the famous sons(and daughters), a connection with NASA, and a horde of treasure. Love the wee red toon as it’s called.

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Jen F, Museum Assistant at Gateway to the Glens Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you StuK72 for your review. I am pleased to hear that you found the museum fascinating.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a regular visitor to the museum with children with Additional Support Needs I can do nothing but praise the staff for their hard work and support and always taking time to provide appropriate workshops for our planned visits. Thankyou to Jen and Rachel for...More

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Jen F, Museum assistant at Gateway to the Glens Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoy the time we all spend with your group on visits to the museum. Looking forward to planning your next activity.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Gateway to the Glens Museum is a great museum with friendly, cheerful staff. Lots of interesting history from Bon Scott (of AC/DC fame) to J M Barrie (of Peter Pan fame) and Charles Lyell (geologist). It also hosts talks and activities for children. A...More

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Jen F, Museum Assistant at Gateway to the Glens Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Nathan L. For a small place Kirrie certainly has a rich history.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't let the size fool you...this place is a gem. It has a surprising range of items, and is both thought provoking and fun. The people that work there are lovely and informative. We actually visit whenever we come through, and it is worth it.

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Jen F, Museum Assistant at Gateway to the Glens Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your recent visit to the Gateway to the Glens Museum. Looking forward to welcoming you back Shona N when you are next passing.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly and knowledgeable staff. A very good place to visit and learn about Kirriemuir and surrounding area. It’s based in a beautiful and historic building.

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Jen F, Museum Assistant at Gateway to the Glens Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent review namwob110. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are passing through the wee red toon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Standing proudly in the centre of the Kirriemuir, under the the watchful eye of Peter Pan, this small but perfectly formed museum can be found in the town’s old jail & courthouse - rest assured however that you’ll receive a much warmer welcome than “visitors”...More

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Jen F, Museum Assistant at Gateway to the Glens Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you EmmaMacDonald for your kind review. Kirriemuir really has a rich and varied history. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Cracking wee place with friendly, helpful staff and Free Entry. They have displays on the history of the Red Toon, famous residents and local wildlife. Best of all the building itself is just beautiful, curved red sandstone walls - lovely, and right in the heart...More

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Jen F, Museum Assistant at Gateway to the Glens Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

Thank you for you review. The Townhouse building really does help the museum stand out in the centre of the wee Red Toon. We look forward to welcoming you back one day.

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

This was my first visit ever to Scotland. My father traced our ancestors back to Kirrimuir in the 1700s. We stopped into this adorable museum and found Jen to be extremely helpful in suggestions for where to do our research. She pointed us to the...More

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Rachie J, Front Office Manager at Gateway to the Glens Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thank you for your review Mary, I'm very pleased to learn you had an enjoyable visit and that Jen was able to help, I hope you are able to return to Scotland soon.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Gateway to the Glens Museum is a wonderful wee Place to visit in Kirriemuir as it has a great abundance of historical facts of our wee Red Toon and all about the famous people,J.M.Barrie ,Bon Scott and many many more interesting stories of the History...More

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Jen F, Museum Assistant at Gateway to the Glens Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for review roseannc718. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed finding out about the history of the "wee red toon" and surrounding area. We look forward to welcoming you back someday.

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