Friends of Duff House

What’s On in June and July 2019

All Jun & Jul:  Exhibition: “Romantic Scotland”

This major Exhibition brings together treasures from the National Gallery of Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland, to contrast the romantic depictions of Scotland’s landscapes created by artists and writers in the 19th century with the reality of ordinary life.  Includes works by Sir John Lavery, Patrick Nasmyth, and Sir James Guthrie; dramatic landscapes continue to shape perceptions of Scotland, and stunning early photography and historic objects reframe these works in their historical contexts.  On both 2nd and 3rd floors until Sun 29th Sep.  Included in House admission.

Community Art:  See the finished product – on Facebook (Friends of Duff House) and on this website – of the re-creation – in twentieths by a range of people – of “A View of Tantallon Castle with The Bass Rock” (one of the Exhibition paintings) originally by Alexander Nasmyth (in ~1816), made as part of Coastal Fringe on Sat 25th May 2019 !

Sun 2nd Jun    and     Sun 7th Jul:  A Day Out at Duff House   

Enjoy a cultural day:

09.30  Duff House, Exhibitions and Tearoom open.

12.00  Guided tour for an hour around the inside of Duff House.

13.00  Time for a spot of lunch in the Tearoom.

13.45  Guided tour for an hour or so through the woods including inside the Mausoleum (weather permitting).  Includes local history and Duff family stories as well as some flora and fauna.

15.00  Piano recital in the Grand Salon (until 15.45).

16.45  Last orders in the Tearoom before the House closes at 17.30.

All except lunch and tea are included in normal House admission.  Book your place on the tours (max 12) by calling 01261 818181 or take a chance on the day.

Sat 13th Jul: Outside Theatre: The Comedy of Errors

Folksy Theatre in their unique and fun way bring to life the Bard’s classic farce.  Doors open 6.15pm for a 7pm start.  Bring a picnic, your own chairs or blanket and enjoy the summer evening out on the grass in front of the magnificent Duff House.  Tickets can be bought on line at (£12 adult but concessions for 60+ and 15yrs or younger).

Story outline: After being separated from their twins in a shipwreck, Antipholus and his servant Dromio go to Ephesus to find them. The other set of twins live in Ephesus, and the new arrivals cause a series of hilarious mistaken identity leading to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, the arrest of one of the Antipholus’s, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession!  An evening of hilarity, wonderful music and downright silliness!

Tue 23rd and Wed 24th Jul: “Fire from the Sky”

The day after the 79th anniversary of the bombing of Duff House, hear the story and learn about the weapons and equipment used by a Scottish Soldier stationed at the House.