Friends of Duff House

What’s On in February 2019

All Feb:     L S Lowry “Canal and Factories”  Incl in House admission.


All Feb:  “Scotland’s Early Silver” Excellent Exhibition showing how silver was more precious than gold and helped to shape Scotland. Incl in House admission. See also 7th Feb.


Sun 3rd Feb:  A Day Out at Duff House  Another chance for a filled Sunday outing:

11.00  Duff House and the very special Early Scottish Silver Exhibition opens

12.00  Guided tour for an hour around the House

13.00  Time for a spot of lunch in the Tearoom

13.30  Guided tour for an hour around the “Pleasure Grounds” including inside the Mausoleum

14.30  Piano recital in the Grand Salon

15.15  Time for afternoon tea!

16.00  House closes

All except your lunch and tea is included in the normal entrance fee (free entrance if you are an HES member!).  Book your place on the tours (max 12) by calling 01261 818181 or take a chance on the day.


Thu 7th Feb  “Scotland’s Early Silver”  FoDH Talk. The National Museum of Scotland curator for the current Exhibition, Dr Adrian Maldonado will build on the story given to us by Alice Blackwell a year ago, with reference to the many wonderful items currently on display on the 2nd floor.  This is a most prestigious Talk that fills in some of our national history and heritage.


Thu 14th Feb  Police Scotland Youth Volunteers  FoDH Talk.  On 20th July 2018 at the Memorial Service for the bombing of Duff House, Friends were lucky enough to have several PSYV members attending, helping to keep things organised.  We found them outstanding and are very delighted to welcome Yvonne Squair back to Duff House to tell us more about the formation and purpose of this very well respected youth organisation.


Thu 21st Feb  “The Mearns Distilled” FoDH Talk.  Once again we are delighted to have a return speaker.  Andy Hall is an excellent Aberdeenshire photographer and has shown some inspiring pictures on the large screen.  This time he will show us around the ancient Mearns area south of Aberdeen, dedicated to the early twentieth century writer Lewis Grassic Gibbon.  This is a most interesting part of the country with many highlights lots of people will recognise.


Thu 28th Feb  TBC  FoDH Talk.  We are hoping that the deferred Speaker from January, William Paton, will come and tell us about the Scot, James Byres, and his Rome dealership in the Grand Tour Era.


FoDH 2pm Thurs Talks (Spring season runs until 21st Mar 19) 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.