Social History Collection

What could be more sociable than sharing a cup of tea and a biscuit?  What does this have to do with Forres and the Falconer Museum? Let’s look at the history…

Hugh Falconer’s research into tea growing in India resulted in widespread plantations and increased affordability of tea in Britain.  The drink quickly became a national favourite and of course it remains ever popular today.  Alexander Grant, also native to Forres, invented the McVitie’s digestive biscuit.  He amassed a fortune as a result and kindly gifted ‘Grant’ Park to the town.  And so we have an interesting little piece of social history that is rooted, like Hugh Falconer and Alexander Grant, in Forres.

Our Social History Collection includes a wide range of objects from the local area, from 100 year old medical implements to musical instruments played by The Corries.  Topics covered in the Museum include:

  • Law-enforcement
  • Education
  • Sport
  • Commerce
  • Religion
  • Medicine
  • Daily life
  • Industry

A fascinating insight into everyday life, our social history collection has something for everyone.