Founders – Alexander Falconer

Little is know of the elder brother, Alexander, (born in 1797) other than he made his fortune as a merchant in Calcutta.

He died in 1856, and his will stipulated that the sum of £1,000 be used to establish a ‘public museum in Forres for objects of art and science, inclusive of a library and lecture room’.


Alexander Falconer
(1797 – 1856)