Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum
From 1 November 2023 - 31 March 2024 - Closed
Entrance is free!
Gateway to the Glens Museum is situated in Kirriemuir Town House. Built as the town’s jail and courthouse it 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.
The museum tells the story of Kirriemuir and the Angus Glens through a programme of temporary exhibitions, a model of the town as it was in 1604, a natural history diorama and a display of rare archaeological finds from the area, including the Glasswell coin hoard.
Visitors can uncover the history and personalities of the town, birthplace of Sir J M Barrie, author of Peter Pan, Geologist Sir Charles Lyell and AC/DC singer Bon Scott.
Our museum is dog friendly, we welcome visitors with well-behaved dogs. We expect owners to pick up and dispose appropriately of any dog mess and to inform a member of our team, as soon as possible of an accidents or damage caused by the dog, on the premises.
We also ask that –
- Your dog is on a short lead and kept into your side at all times
- Your dog is not left on its own anywhere on the premises
- Your dog is not soaking wet when entering the premises, but be dried off before entering
- Your dog keeps all paws on the floor, to prevent any jumping up on displays or sitting on furniture
- You take your dog out of the museum if it becomes unsettled, barks repeatedly or causes upset to other visitors
Situated on the square in Kirriemuir town centre. Wheelchair access to the ground floor only. Audio/Visual unit provides information about the 1st floor. Assistance dogs welcome.
Off street parking is available in Angus Council sites (charges apply).
The nearest car park is Bellies Brae Car Park.
There are local bus services. Visit Angus Council website for further information.
Service 21 stops in Clerk Street, 100 metres from the museum.
Bike racks are available at the museum.