Friends of Duff House

What’s On October 2018

A full diary for October:

All Oct:  L S Lowry Masterpiece   A masterpiece by one of the most popular and iconic British artists of the twentieth century.  Lowry’s “Canal and Factories” is one of his most powerful and unforgettable visions of modern industrialism.  Included in House admission.

Sun 7th:  Guided Tours   12 noon: House tour.  1.30pm: Grounds tour including Mausoleum.  Each about an hour.  Included in House Admission but either book by calling 01261 818181 or just turn up for any spare spaces.

From 12th:  “Scotland’s Early Silver”  Discover the story of Scotland’s early silver, and how this precious metal helped to shape the first kingdoms of Scotland.  Spectacular objects will be on display dating from AD75 to AD1000.  The Exhibition explores the part silver played in society in Scotland throughout the first millennium AD.  Incl. in House admission.  Until 17 Mar 19.

From 15th:  “Child of the New Century” Karen Curran’s series of portraits follows the lives of a group of children through their first 18 years. Focusing on one child in particular, she demonstrates the highs and lows in the transition from child to young adult and the impact it can have on ones perspective on life. Included in House admission.  Until 31 Dec 18.

Thu 18th:  “In Search of an Artist” FoDH 2pm Thurs Talk.  Ian & Pam Williams have been researching a collection of exquisite wildflower watercolours from the early to mid 19th century. Each painting is dated and with a location, but the artist is not named, resulting in a quest across the UK, up and down many interesting paths. This Talk focusses on a particular Scottish location.

Tue 23rd to Thu 25th:  Chocolate Casting Workshop  Join us at this family-friendly event to learn all about how silver is cast, using chocolate! Make your own beautiful design inspired by the Early Silver exhibition and take away your edible treat.  Included in House admission but a space must be reserved for attending children (but not accompanying adults).  Max 8 children per session.  Search the internet for “Duff House What’s On” to book.

Thu 25th:  “Attitude with Altitude” FoDH 2pm Thurs Talk. Gordon Casely is a much loved speaker and this time has combined his love of adventure travelling and his lifetime of cycling. Cycling across Tibet is probably not something many of us would do – and we are delighted that Gordon will show us lots of pictures and tell us many interesting tales.


FoDH 2pm Thurs Talks are held in the Long Gallery; all welcome, no booking needed.  Talks are for an hour or so.  All Talks are PERFUME FREE ZONES please. Members of FoDH (£10 for the year) and members of HES gain free entry; otherwise a charge of £4.40 applies.