Friends of Duff House

What’s On November ’19

All Nov:  Masterpiece: Monet’s “Seascape”

This is one of the earlier works by the impressionist Monet, painted with  a palette knife and brush. Included in House admission.

All Nov:  Exhibition “Darg and Drams”

The artist Kate Steenhauer displays many of her works from projects studying various industries. Come and see a wide range of local scenes from a cooperage, a heliport, Aberdeen harbour, a Wool Mill and a Livestock auction.  Until 21 Jun ‘20; included in House admission.

Sun 3rd Nov:  A Day Out at Duff House   

11.00  Guided tour for an hour around the inside of Duff House – followed by lunch?

13.15  NEW – Architectural Tour of the outside of Duff House for about an hour.

14.30  Piano recital in the Grand Salon (until 15.15).

All except lunch 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.


The following four events are FoDH Thursday Talks and are held at the Fife Lodge Hotel, Sandyhill Rd, Banff AB45 1BE (NOT at Duff House); all welcome, no booking needed.  

From 12 noon: wide range of lunches start being served in the Dining Room;

2.00pm: FoDH illustrated Talk for about an hour.  Everyone welcome; FoDH members (just £10 for the year) have free entry, otherwise £4.

3.00pm onwards: Afternoon tea/coffee & cake served for attendees – at a discounted price!



Thu 7th Nov:  Cruickshank Botanic Garden.  FoDH Talk at 2pm.  Mark Paterson is the Curator of this wonderful 11 acre garden in Old Aberdeen which provides year round interest to visitors.

Thu 14th Nov:  Banffshire Beakers – Life in the NE 4,000 years ago.  FoDH Talk at 2pm.  Neil Curtis, Head of Museums and Special Collections at Aberdeen University, will explore, with some objects, some recent research for a period including the introduction of metalworking, building of stone circles and a new style of pottery – Beakers.

Thu 21st Nov:  Eccentric Wealth.  FoDH Talk at 2pm.  Alastair Scott, a widely travelled author, will give us an illustrated Talk about the Bulloughs of Rum, who had a private “kingdom”, including Kinloch Castle, that witnessed scandals and far-fetched whims of one of the richest Edwardian families.

Thu 28th Nov:  Heraldry in Family History.  FoDH Talk at 2pm.  Gordon Casely returns to explore how coats-of-arms can be used to create family history and to decorate lives in the 21st century – with a few dips into the darker ages of the 20th century!