History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The main focus of the museum collection is firearms, including both native British and foreign arms, including daggers, shot, powder flasks, swords, and several pieces of plate armour. Other artefacts include archaeological objects of national importance, plus civic regalia, and a wealth of displays covering the heritage of the textile industry in Huntly.
Another display looks at the life and career of local Huntly author and poet George MacDonald (1824-1905), a pioneer in the field of fantasy fictionwhose works heavily influenced writers like Tolkein, Madeleine L'Engle, and CS Lewis. Perhaps his most popular novel among modern audiences is The Princess and the Goblin.
The museum is located in the local library on The Square.
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Due to staff shortages the museum has temporarily closed. we will update this page as soon as we know anything further. In the meantime, don't make plans to visit!
About Brander Museum
Address: The Square, Huntly, Grampian, Scotland, AB54 8AE
Attraction Type: Museum
Website: Brander Museum
Phone: 01771 622 807
Photo Credit: Stanley Howe, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Huntly Castle - 0.5 miles (Castle)
Leith Hall - 6.3 miles (Historic House)
Beldorney Castle - 6.9 miles (Castle)
Tap O' Noth Hill Fort - 7.5 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Wormy Hillock Henge Monument - 7.5 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Picardy Symbol Stone - 7.8 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Kinnairdy Castle - 7.9 miles (Castle)
Logie Newton Cairns - 8.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Nearest Accommodation to Brander Museum:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Tourist Information Centre
9a The Square
Tel: 01466 792255