Forfar Museum and Art Gallery

(The Meffan)

Located in West High Street in the centre of Forfar, the Meffan Museum and Art Gallery provides a exhibition on the history of Forfar and the surrounding area, together with regular art exhibitions and providing a community resource for local clubs and societies. Built in 1898, the museum was came about as the result of a bequest in honour of Patrick Meffan, who had been Provost of Forfar.

The Forfar Story explores aspects the archaeology. social history and economic development of the town from the Pictish era to more modern times. Some fine Pictish sculpted stones are displayed, together with a catalogue of all of the Pictish stones in Angus. The terror of the Forfar witch hunts in the 1660s is examined but a recreated late 19th century lane from the town is the main feature of the museum. The reconstruction allows the visitor to observe the work of a shoemaker, baker (including the famous delicacy of Forfar Bridies), clockmaker and a traditional confectioner, based on the shop of Provost Peter Reid (1803-97) with his noted Forfar Rock.

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