Children on staircase at Duff house

Special Activities

In addition to the free quizzes and children's guide book which are available in the Shop, there are also have two activities which are suitable for educational groups. These are provided byHistoric Scotland and the themes are Victorian Life and the Second World War. Further information is available by contacting the Learning Services Unit at Historic Scotland directly and searching for Duff House. There is a Scottish Government school visits travel subsidy scheme. We also have a Handling Box on the Victorian Life theme which is available to reserve for your visit. 

Duff House was designed by William Adam for William Duff of Braco from 1735 and contains works on loan from the National Galleries of Scotland. The collection includes highly decorative furniture, tapestries and other objects d'art from the 1600s to 1900s. Moreover, the House and grounds have a fascinating history with plenty of interesting stories and famous personalities associated with them. More information on the Grounds is available online and there is a free walking tour available from the Shop. The house is also a venue for a variety of arts-related activities and an annual events programme of concerts, lectures and workshops for all ages.

Duff House hosts a range of temporary exhibitions so it is worth checking out what is on when planning your visit. You may wish to tour the house in the morning and visit the exhibition in the afternoon? Exhibition visits can be more focussed as the displays are usually on a particular artist or theme.

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Exhibitions