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
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.