Festival of Museums

Pictured is Glenesk Retreat

Pictured is Glenesk Retreat

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Museums and galleries in Angus and Dundee are preparing to participate in this year’s Festival of Museums.

The annual event is a weekend long celebration of Scotland’s culture. It takes place this year from May 13 to May 15.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Festival of Museums, which started life as Show Scotland in 2006. Ten years on, the programme features over 100 day and night events creatively curated to help visitors engage with museums in unique and hands on ways, while spotlighting the wealth of culture in Scotland’s museums and galleries. The programme caters to all ages and interests and includes everything from art exhibitions and night time ceilidhs to children’s fancy dress parties and historical re-enactments.

Joanne Orr, chief executive of Museums Galleries Scotland, said: “We are thrilled to be celebrating the tenth anniversary of Festival of Museums. When the festival was founded, as Show Scotland in 2006, our goal was to set minds and imaginations free by showcasing Scotland’s incredible range of museums and galleries. Over the past decade, we have been able to fund and support museums across Angus and Dundee to take part and help to increase visitor numbers and sector expertise across the board. We’re delighted to return for our tenth year and are looking forward to the best festival yet.”

Events taking place across Angus include:

Glenesk Folk Museum, Hearth & Home - Friday May 13, from 7pm.

Gateway to the Glens Museum, Peter Pan Book Sculpture Display - Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 from 10am to 5pm.

Arbroath Signal Tower Museum Pirates and Privateers - Saturday, May 14, live painting demo from 11am to 12pm, and children’s crafts and pirate activities throughout the afternoon from 12 to 5pm on a drop-in basis.

To see the full festival programme visit: www.festivalofmuseums.com.