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Meffan Museum and Art Gallery

Meffan Museum


Meffan Museum and Art Gallery, 20 West High Street, Forfar, DD8 1BB
01307 491771
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Opening Times

From 1 November - Friday to Monday 10:30 - 16:00
Last admission to the museum is 30 minutes before closing

1 April – 31 October – Wednesday to Monday 10:30 – 16:00 (closed Tuesdays)
1 November – 31 March – Friday to Monday 10:30 – 16:00


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Dog Friendly

Entrance is free!

In the centre of the market town of Forfar, visit the Meffan Museum & Art Gallery, opened in 1898 having been funded by Miss Jane Meffan in memory of her father William who was a former Provost of the town. The museum gallery offers the opportunity to explore the narrow and cobbled Vennel, a street which includes Peter Reid’s sweet shop, the knockmaker’s workshop, Webster, Souter and Baxter workshops, peer into the Baxter’s workshop (or Baker) to see the famous Forfar bridies fresh from the oven. You can also find out about the Forfar witch trials and view the mysterious Pictish sculptured stones, Goosecroft log boat dated to 1090AD and fascinating archaeology found in the area.

The newly renovated museum’s art gallery spaces show the work of local, national and internationally renowned artists throughout the year making up an exciting programme of changing exhibitions which ends with the popular annual Meffan Winter Show.

Situated in Forfar town centre, close to the Cross and Town and County Hall. Full disabled access with lift to upper galleries.

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

Off street parking is available in Angus Council sites (charges apply).

The nearest car park is the Myre Car Park.

There are local bus services. Visit Angus Council website for further information.

Bike racks are available at the museum.

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