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Meffan Museum and Art Gallery

Address: 20 West High Street, Forfar DD8 1BB, Scotland
Phone Number: 01307 476482
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Ranked #6 of 9 Attractions in Forfar
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
83 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We went to this museum because we knew it had some very good examples of carved Pictish Stones. These were well displayed, but there was plenty of other good things to see. The reconstruction of a small alley in Forfar, with the different occupations, and the special World War One exhibition in the upstairs gallery were equally appealing to our... More

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Mallow, Co. Cork, Ireland
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105 reviews 105 reviews
49 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went here to see the museum's collection of Pictish stones but were delighted by the place as a whole. The stones are well displayed with good descriptions and explanations both on labels and via audio. The recreation of a Forfar street scene was great fun and the witch's trial suitably spine-chilling. The staff were very friendly and helpful, there... More

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Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It was very interesting to find out the history of Forfar. It's not a huge place so will only take about half an hour to go round, and it's free. They also show some new young artists work which I like to see, everybody needs help starting out. Oh, they also have toilets!

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Great exhibition of RSW work on at present as well as the "witches" exhibition which is always a draw for kids. There is usually some good art work being displayed as well as the opportunity to purchase jewellery. Well worth popping in.

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Westminster MD
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Easy viewing with free admission. Re-created street is very cool. Very interesting look at the past regardless of where you are from.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Small but perfectly formed! Changing exhibits and permanent features make this an interesting museum. Nice facility to have in a small town. Interesting facts and artefacts. The street shops are interesting and good for keeping children entertained. Won't take long to look round though as it is small. Central location and easily accessible, worth a visit if you're in Forfar... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

nice little local museum , interesting permanent display of local historical exhibits and an art gallery with exhibitions ,usually of local artists.....if you are in Forfar its worth popping in but i wouldn't go any great distance to visit it

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Forfar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

No matter when you go into the Meffan the staff are always happy to go out their way to help you, providing excellent local literature and lists of bed and breakfast establishments. The many works that are shown here are worth a visit and you will be supporting many talented peoples collections.

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Various artists on displays in a small but relaxing atmosphere. Easy to find and lots of information available

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Forfar
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80 reviews 80 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Ever changing Art work of all types to see in the galleries as well as fixed exhibitions. I have attended a few first nights there and been most impressed.

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