Who We Are

The Montrose Natural History and Antiquarian Society is based at Montrose Museum and was formed in 1836, making it the second oldest Antiquarian Society in Scotland. It provides a focal point for those interested in the local history, archaeology, and the natural world of Montrose and the surrounding area. The main activity for the Society centres around a series of talks that take place on the second Tuesday of every month between September and April. These talks are open to all, not just to our members. To see the full programme of talks for the season, please click on Programme above.


Membership is open to anyone, the annual subscription being £15.00 which entitles the member free entry to all eight monthly meetings. Meetings are held in Montrose Museum at 7:30 pm. Visitors are welcome at £3.00 per meeting. School age children are admitted free. Please contact us if you wish to find out more about joining.


The next meeting of the Montrose Natural History and Antiquarian Society will be held in Montrose Museum at 7:30 pm on Tuesday 9th January 2018, when Colonel David Turner OBE, Bursar of The Burn, will give a talk entitled 'A brief history of The Burn'.

The Burn estate was created in the late 18th Century for General Lord Adam Gordon (Soldier and Politician) and The Burn mansion house was completed in 1791. David's talk will describe a journey through the past 220 years, and will describe the key events and changes that have shaped this country estate. The story has some very interesting twists and touches, with references to royalty, slavery, philanthropy and sacrifice.

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