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Children of Glamis Exhibition

18 March 2023, 10:00 am - 31 October 2023, 4:00 pm

£10 – £50
Children of Glamis Exhibition

The castle and estate at Glamis have provided a fertile environment for children to flourish throughout the ages and this exhibition focuses on their fascinating stories.

Visitors will learn of a child Earl, who inherited a huge debt from his father and was fined by Oliver Cromwell in the 1650s, defied the odds and went on to save Glamis Castle from ruin. The eleven children of the 13th Earl and Countess of Strathmore will also feature, including a future composer and a later Wimbledon tennis doubles champion. The 14th Earl and Countess had a large family of ten children, including Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother), whose life and education at Glamis as a child is explored. The Bowes Lyon family at St Paul’s Walden Bury in Hertfordshire, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s English childhood home, have kindly loaned charming original family artefacts for the exhibition.

Princess Margaret was born at Glamis Castle in 1930 and the princesses spent many happy childhood holidays at Glamis. Key exhibits, coinciding with Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, are her childhood dresses, books and toys, including Mickey and Minnie Mouse from the 1930s dressed in wedding outfits, kindly loaned by Daniel Hadden. Portraits, photographs, drawings, embroidery, leisure pursuits, governesses, family pets and some pupils from the local village school will also be highlighted, weaving a tapestry of remarkable stories of the children of Glamis from the past to the present.


Open daily throughout the 2023 open season which commences on 18th March 2023. Please purchase our Castle, Gardens and Grounds tickets to gain access.

To purchase tickets to experience the Children of Glamis Exhibition, click here

Adults (17-59) £16.  Children (5-16) £10.  Concessions £12.50.  Families (2 Adults, 2 Children) £50. Children up to 4 Free.  Wheelchair Users Free.


18 March 2023, 10:00 am
31 October 2023, 4:00 pm
£10 – £50
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