"The Glenesk Retreat and Folk Museum"

The Glenesk Retreat is a centre for the community of Glenesk, the east-most of the inspiring glens of Angus

About Us

This is a centre for the community of Glenesk in Angus and home to the much admired Glenesk Folk Museum. It is community owned by the Glenesk Trust and run by a lively team of staff and volunteers.

The original Retreat, now demolished, was a cottage, built by Captain Wemyss in the 1840s as an escape from the sea. Newly refurbished, it continues to offer a genial mix of the tranquil and convivial, for everyone.


The Glenesk Folk Museum is for some people a discovery, for others a home to revisit, over and again.

Local school teacher Greta Michie opened the museum in 1955, using innovative methods of telling ordinary people’s stories by drawing on living history ideas being then pioneered in Scandinavia.


Please note: For the next few weeks, until we close on the 28th of October we will be serving coffees, teas and our home baking. We will not be serving meals, our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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