Attractions Nearby

After you have visited us at the Tayside Police Museum make a day of it and visit these other Kirriemuir attractions.

Gateway to the Glens Museum

The Gateway to the Glens Museum is in the Kirriemuir Town House constructed in 1604 and restored in 2001. 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 and a natural history display. At the moment it is temporarily closed.

Camera Obscura

Associated with J M Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, the Camera Obscura is now run by local volunteers. In addition to the camera there is now a café. The camera obscura was gifted to the town by the creator of Peter Pan along with the cricket pavilion in which it is situated.

Barrie’s Birthplace

J M Barrie, creator of Peter Pan, spent his childhood in this small whitewashed cottage, and it’s here that you can see traces of the creative spirit he was set to become.  The website gives details of opening times.

Further afield there is

Glamis Castle

This is just down the road from Kirriemuir, being the childhood home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (the youngest daughter of the 14th Earl), and the birthplace of Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret . There is an excellent restaurant and extensive parkland as well as regular tours of the castle itself. The website gives full details.

Further away in Angus there are other places worth visiting

Meffan Museum, Forfar

Air Museum, Montrose

House of Dun, Near Montrose

Signal Tower Museum, Arbroath