New opening hours to improve access to museum

Opening hours at Montrose Museum are to be extended week as part of a county-wide initiative to make some of ANGSalive’s facilities more accessible.
​Montrose Museum will be open on Sundays for the first time under plans which will be implemented on July 1.​Montrose Museum will be open on Sundays for the first time under plans which will be implemented on July 1.
​Montrose Museum will be open on Sundays for the first time under plans which will be implemented on July 1.

The leisure trust has announced that from Friday, June 5, the county’s libraries in Angus will be extending opening hours to six days a week, while museum opening hours are also set to change from Saturday, July 1, including being open on Sundays and Mondays for the first time.

ANGUSalive manages seven libraries and five museums, as well as mobile libraries, archives and an online offering.

During the pandemic, the services had been operating at a reduced service. A review has subsequently taken place to consider the best way to open the libraries and museums to serve their users.

Kirsty Sutherland, libraries team leader, said: “We are thrilled with the upcoming changes to our opening hours. We are convinced this will make our brilliant library service more accessible across Angus and meet the demands of our members.”

ANGUSalive libraries have a diverse offering which goes way beyond the typical borrowing of books. They offer the much-loved Bookbug, Reminiscence Groups and Macmillan Information and Support Services. They also offer e-books, e-audiobooks, free internet access, printing services and are a great place to meet up with people.

The Angus service were also selected as one of only 9 other services in Scotland to be awarded funding for a “Lend and Mend Hub” at the Forfar Library.

Scott McRuvie, museums team leader, added: “We’re delighted to be able to welcome visitors to Angus museums over the whole weekend from Saturday, July 1. We hope the new Sunday and Monday opening hours are much more convenient for local families as well as visitors to Angus.”

The museums that ANGUSalive operates include Arbroath’s Signal Tower Museum, Brechin Town House Museum, Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum, Forfar’s Meffan Museum and Art Gallery and Montrose Museum.

Details of opening hours can be found at https://angusalive.scot/.

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