Event Details

17th Century day
Saturday 20th May 2017This event has passed.

To celebrate the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017 come along to the museum and see history brought alive. Explore seventeenth century Scotland with Erskine’s First Captain’s Company, a regiment of Seventeenth Century Scottish soldiers. There will be children’s sessions with a talk on Scottish soldiers, their weapons and their uniforms , and an introduction to the Covenanters.

Throughout the day the costumed characters will be available to show their uniforms and weapons and tell their stories, and (weather permitting!) there will be a display of colours (Scottish 17th century military banners) and marching in the Square! You will also be the first visitors to see Prisoners, Police, Post & Pills – an exhibition about the history of the museum building, the Kirriemuir Townhouse, a building at the heart of Kirriemuir since 1604. The day’s programme covers it all:

10:00- 11:00 Show and tell
11:00 – 12:00 Presentation at children and a chance handle or try on kit
12:00-13:00 Interval
13:00 – Display in the square of colours (flags and drums)
13:30-14:30 Show and tell
14:30 “The covenanters and Introduction” – a talk by a costumed character followed by a Q&A session
15:00-16:00 Show and tell

PLEASE NOTE: Some events take place in the upper gallery accessed only by stairs, other events take place in the ground floor gallery with disabled access, contact the museum for more information.

Show times

10am - 4pm

Advance booking required


Gateway to the Glens Museum is situated in the townhouse, a building at the heart of Kirriemuir since 1604. The museum tells the story of Kirriemuir and the Angus Glens, visitors can uncover the history and personalities of the town that sparked AC/DC singer Bon Scott's musical career and inspired Peter Pan author JM Barrie.

Gateway to the Glens Museum
The Townhouse 32 High Street Kirriemuir Angus DD8 4BB


01575 575479

Entry prices

Childrens presentation £2.60 per child (accompanying adult free)
Afternoon talk £2 per person
All other events free

Gateway to the Glens-lge
Center map


Parking / Public Transit Links / Toilets / Gift Shop / Wifi / Disabled Access (with prior notice) / Accessible Performances (see museum for details) / Assistance Dog Facilities 

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