Opening Times

Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum is now closed for the season

Closed 1 November 2022 - 31 March 2023

Reopening 1 April – 31 October 2023

*Public Holidays

*Festive Opening Hours

Centre Details

Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum, The Town House, 32 High Street, Kirriemuir, DD8 4BB

telephone: 01575 526006



Birthday Parties


Accessible Toilets and Changing
Assisted Hearing
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.

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Clubs & Groups Visits

Parties welcome - please book in advance.

School Visits


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.