Posted Thursday September 13, 2018


Guelph Museums will tour Scotland in the footsteps of John Galt in 2019

May 2, 2019 will mark the 240th birthday of John Galt – the Scottish novelist, entrepreneur, political and social commentator, and Canada Company superintendent who founded Guelph and Goderich, Ontario in 1827. Guelph Museums will lead a commemorative tour in Scotland next spring to explore Galt’s homeland, discover his influences and accomplishments, and honour his birthdate at the Galt Festival in Ayrshire.

Highlights of the tour include: Galt’s birthplace in Irvine, his gravesite in Greenock, the Scottish Maritime Museum, Dundonald Castle, Culzean Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Writers Museum, Burns Heritage Centre, and Loch Lomond. Canadian musicians Mike Ford and Murray Foster will join the tour, premiering their original musical theatre production, Galt’s Dreams. is distributed twice weekly; Tuesday and Thursday

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