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

Stock photo of a lake and valley in Scotland. The skies are grey.

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, in partnership with Frederick Travel, 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. This project is funded in part by a grant from The Guelph Community Foundation, Musagetes Fund. 

The trip departs Canada April 27, 2019 and returns May 5, 2019. The cost is $3550 per person based on twin/double occupancy.  A $750 deposit is required at time of booking.

To register, contact Scott Allen at Frederick Travel, [email protected], 519-745-1860 extension 303, or 1-800-578-8958.

Further information:


Sarah Ball | Community Relations Coordinator | Guelph Museums
Public Services | City of Guelph
T 519-836-1221 x 3392
E [email protected]

Posted by Dawn Owen on September 12, 2018

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