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Children of Glamis Exhibition

13 April 2022, 10:00 am - 18 December 2022, 4:00 pm

£10 – £50
Children of Glamis Exhibition

An exciting new Children of Glamis Exhibition will feature at Glamis Castle in 2022, which coincides with the 650th Anniversary of the granting of the Thanage of Glamis by King Robert II to Sir John Lyon in 1372. The castle and estate at Glamis have provided a fertile environment for children to flourish throughout the ages and this exhibition will focus on their fascinating stories.

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 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 will be 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.

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

Adults (17-59) £15.50.  Children (5-16) £10.  Concessions £12.  Families (2 Adults, 2 Children) £50.