A visit to the Angus Folk Museum really is a trip back in time, which starts as you approach the building.
Situated in the conservation village of Glamis, the museum occupies a row of six charming 18th century cottages, which were occupied formerly by workers of the Earl of Strathmore’s estate, and houses one of the finest folk collections in the country.
The museum shows exactly how the country’s rural workforce used to live and the cottages constitute the domestic section, with its agricultural collection in the farm steading opposite.
Visitors can gain an insight into what life was like in a Victorian schoolroom as well as view the fantastic array of outlandish farming implements and spend time in a typical room from a ‘but and ben’ cottage.
The museum was founded by Jean, Lady Maitland who gave her collections to the nation in the 1950s and the buildings were given by Timothy Bowes-Lyon, 16th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, to house them.
Since 1976 the museum has been administered by the National Trust for Scotland and represents one of the county’s best examples of vernacular architecture.