Play I spy at Glenesk Museum

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Glenesk Folk Museum invites people of all ages to pop along and play ‘I Spy’ on Sunday, May 19.

‘I Spy in The Museum’ offers a chance for everyone to be detectives. 

“Following clues and close up photographs, people will have fun seeking and finding fascinating objects in the museum” explained Maria MacDonell of the Glenesk Folk Museum.

“Our magnifying glasses and torches will help us to peer deep into the shadows of the past and discover some very strange things. Then, everyone will be able to create their own fabulous museum mysteries to befuddle their friends.”

Two sessions are available, from 12 noon to 2 pm and from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Activities, created by lively Glenesk based charity Angus Arts, are £3.50 per participant, with under-eights accompanied by an adult (free).

Advance booking is recommended with Angus Arts on 01356 648669 or 01356 670304.

The event is part of a nationwide Festival of Museums organised and funded by Museums and Galleries Scotland.

People can explore www.festivalofmuseums.com to find the full events programme of the festival.

The Glenesk Folk Museum is easy to find - nine miles up Glenesk from the B966 Edzell to Fettercairn Road.

It has an extraordinary collection of artefacts telling the story of so many glen lives over the centuries.

The display includes reconstruction rooms and a delightful area dedicated to children’s lives, with replica toys and dressing up for visitors.

Housed at The Retreat Visitor Centre there is also a popular licensed restaurant serving home cooked meals, a gift shop of Scottish crafts, archive and conference facilities, and a nature trail and outdoor play area.

It is open 12 noon to 6 pm weekends and public holidays up to May 13 and from May 14 to October 28 daily.