Falconer set to reopen with two famous collections

Falconer Museum

A popular Moray museum is set to open its summer season with a special exhibition that will include items from the collection gathered by its founder.

The Falconer Museum in Forres will open its doors to the public again on Tuesday, March 31 and will feature parts of two collections held in the extensive archives held by the attraction.

Items from the collection of Roualeyn Gordon-Cumming, who made a name for himself as a big-game hunter in Africa, will be placed on show.

These will be joined by several exhibits from the collection of Hugh Falconer, after whom the museum is name. Hugh was one of the Victorian era’s most distinguished botanists and palaeontologists.

Mr Gordon-Cumming died in 1866, just a year after Hugh Falconer – fortunately many of the artefacts they brought back to Scotland have survived.

The Falconer Museum and local information point will be open until the end of October. Opening times are Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm.

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