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.


At the next meeting of the Montrose Natural History and Antiquarian Society on Tuesday 8th January 2019, members and visitors will be treated to "A Night at the Museum" at Montrose Museum, founded by the Society and opened in 1843.

Linda Fraser and Caroline Taylor, both Museum Officers in Montrose Museum, will be joined for the evening by Dr John Johnston, Collections Officer for Angus Museums Collections, which is managed by ANGUSalive. They will give a brief presentation on some of the highlights and hidden gems in Montrose Museum's collection, and pick out some of their personal favourites and tell their stories. "The Sea Enriches" exhibition will be on display in the Art Gallery, so some of the best maritime art will be on display. There will be ample opportunity to look round the Museum, where Linda, Caroline and John will be available to answer questions and point out some of the fantastic objects on display.

The Museum doors will open at 7pm, with the meeting starting at 7:30. Meetings of the Society are open to all. Annual subscription to the Society costs £15, members may attend for £3 per visit, and school students may attend free of charge.

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