Visit a 16th century castle, and explore a new exhibition exploring the Brodie family & their connections to India and ivory: “Money Can’t Own Ivory, Only Elephants Can.”

Over several generations, the Brodie Family had associations with British India, the British East India Company, and the Far East. This new exhibition, Money Can’t Own Ivory, Only Elephants Can, traces the family’s time in India and focusses on its collection of ivory objects.

The exhibition also touches on wider issues around the ivory trade, and the conservation of elephants. It has been developed with the support of Conservation Scientist Molly Brown, a PhD researcher at the University of York, Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity.

Through Molly’s linked research, visitors can learn about ivory as a material, the threat ivory demand has brought to elephant populations, and historic trade across Asia and Africa. Ultimately, the exhibition will provide visitors with time to reflect on the complex factors that have motivated the human desire for ivory throughout history. Visitors will also be able to find out more information about current elephant conservation efforts through the exhibition.

You can visit the exhibition, Money Can’t Own Ivory, Only Elephants Can, on a special tour on Wednesday, 17th April. Tours are led by one of our trained guides, taking in the main rooms of Brodie Castle and covering the history of the Brodie family. The tour lasts for around 55 minutes, please arrive on site prior to the tour start time and head to our Welcome Centre to register.

For more information about planning your visit, please visit our website. If you’d like to speak to us, we can be contacted by email on brodiecastle@nts.org.uk or telephone 01309 641700.

Keep an eye out for our programme of specially curated talks and activities which will accompany the exhibition.

Read more about the exhibition here: https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/brodie-castle/planning-your-visit

Brodie Castle

Brodie Castle, Forres, IV36 2TE
IV36 2TE

01309 641700