Museums & Galleries

Signal Tower Museum, Arbroath; Meffan Museum, Forfar and Montrose Museum are all open. Please see specific museum for up-to-date opening times. 

For the latest information regarding our re-opening plans click on the button below:

COVID-19 updates

If you would like to learn about life as a lighthouse keeper on a remote, wave-lashed rock in the North Sea, or as a sailor working from Montrose harbour, if you wonder about cattle rustling and the Black Hole of Brechin, or if you are fascinated by art, then come and visit our Museums & Galleries.

ANGUSalive Museums are also a great source of tourist information and we are proud to be part of iKNOW and a VisitScotland information partner, sharing the local amenities and attractions of Angus.

All of the ANGUSalive Museums & Galleries have free admission.

Museums & Galleries

Discover our Museums & Galleries, home to a fascinating collection of museum objects and artworks. Our collections include archaeology, social history artefacts, natural history, geology and ethnography. All the items in our collection have local or national significance, and each has its own story to tell.

Visit a Museum & Gallery


Our ANGUSalive permanent exhibitions bring to life the different characters and fascinating histories of each of our towns. Complemented by a changing temporary exhibition programme, there's always a new story to discover in our museums. Explore our exhibitions below to see the fascinating exhibitions we have on display at our museums.

Explore our permanent Exhibitions

Visual Arts

ANGUSalive cares for an extensive collection of fine art for the people of Angus and our visitors. Our Museums & Art Galleries also have a changing programme of exhibitions throughout the year, primarily showing the work of contemporary Scottish artists from both established names and new artists.

Visual Arts

Our Collections

ANGUSalive cares for and manages the collections of Angus Council where the irreplaceable collection of local, national and internationally significant material includes over 96,000 objects, much of it acquired by the former Town Councils through public donation, which provide tangible connections to stories from the history of Angus. The wealth of objects represent everything from Scottish archaeology to the natural world.

Online collection coming soon

Group Visits

If you are visiting one of our museums with a group of ten or more then please contact us to book a time slot in advance. We offer a range of visiting options for groups, including self – guided visits, museums tours led by a member of staff and learning sessions for school groups on a variety of topics. Please note that our museums and group visiting options are currently closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and there will be an update here when the situation changes.

School Visits

Venue Hire

Our museums and galleries are available to hire for your event. Whether you're looking to have a wedding celebration, hold a ceremony, host a private function or a corporate event, our museums and galleries can accommodate your every need. Our venues are the ideal location for your event and provide you with beautiful backdrops consisting of stunning paintings and magnificent displays, making your event even more memorable.

Museums, Galleries & Archives Hire