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Broughty Life

Broughty Family

The ‘Broughty Life’ Gallery located on the first floor of the Castle investigates life in the area long before the dinosaurs, right through to the present day.

Meet the delightful Brochtie family and take a journey with them through time.  Follow them as they move through the ages to reveal to you what life was like over the last 7000 years. See how food, shelter, jobs, education and recreation have all evolved. Check out how Broughty Ferry has been captured on canvas and paper by artists and photographers in the City’s art collection, in our unique computer interactive - Broughty in Art.

Other highlights include a 5000 year-old food vessel, which was conserved especially to be put on display, and the model of the rail ferry that connected the trains from Fife to Angus before the Tay rail and road bridges were built. 

Learn about various aspects of the local community in the specially-created albums – ‘In Praise of God’ –  which contains information about local churches, and ‘Broughty Palaces’, which describes homes in the area.