Meigle Sculptured Stones Museum

Meigle Sculptured Stones Museum

Meigle Sculptured Stones Museum
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10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
The Picts in stone - Meigle Museum has an impressive collection of Pictish carved sculpture, including cross slabs, recumbent gravestones, a hogback stone and rare architectural fragments. These demonstrate both the artistic vigour of Pictish society and the skill of its stonecarvers.The former schoolhouse housing the collection backs onto the graveyard where most of the stones were found. The present church at Meigle dates to around 1870, but there has probably been a church on this site for over a thousand years.
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Callum
Edinburgh, UK512 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
An excellent collection of Pictish Stones associated with Meigle. Great interpretation and a very nice guide who gave a good description of context.

If you’re into Pictish art or history, this is a must do.

In the adjacent churchyard there is also Vanora’s mound, reputed to be the last resting place of King Arthur’s Guinevere.
Written May 19, 2024
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Laura M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
One of my favorite places. The lady was really nice and knew her stuff!
I spent a lot of money in the gift shop. It had so many different items than the other gift shops.
If you are interested in Pictish stones this is a must see
Written May 13, 2024
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Mrs E
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
This is such a great collectiion. No matter if you are a Picts-Enthusiast like ourselves, or a newbie to the world of carved stones, this is such a smashing collection. Especially interesting is the variety in design and scenes depicted on the Meigle stones. A visit is highly recommended. It's a bit off the beaten track, but well worth a detour. One constructive criticism, which doesn't affect a very worthwhile visit: a bit more information on the Picts, especially more general infos for people who are new to the subject would be an additional benefit. Having said that, still highly recommended! Staff very welcoming, super friendly and knowledgeable.
Written November 3, 2023
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K M K
Kirkwall, UK48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Call ahead to make sure they are open. A super collection of stones that have symbols I haven’t seen elsewhere such as in Orkney or the National Museum of Scotland.

A big thank you to the lovely lady working there the day I arrived as she answered my endless questions succinctly and gave me new ideas to think about.

I loved seeing so many water related symbols and the bears stood out as well. This is a worthwhile stop and could be mixed in with other activities as it won’t take that long. There are hourly buses from Alyth and Perth.
Written July 23, 2023
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Gm E
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
At first we were surprised by the small size. But each stone has several stories to tell. And we were introduced nicely but also knowledgeably bu the lady. Incredible pieces and incredible Picts !! They worshipped animals a lot. Good books on early middle age Scotland and also nice necklaces in the shop.
Written July 21, 2023
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krmullin
Quispamsis, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Mirna provided us with a wonderful introduction to the Pictish stones on display and answered our many questions
Written July 4, 2023
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Nigel Firth
London, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
The richness and power of the exhibition of 8th/9th century Pictish Symbol Stones and later crosses have literally to be seen to be believed!

Rachel, the Curator was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and kind, giving much additional information and literature

A true hidden gem!
Written April 16, 2023
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Cynthia G
38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We flew in on a Sunday morning and drove directly to the museum because it's only open Fri - Sun and otherwise we would have missed it. If you're interested in the Picts I think this is a must see. And if you're also interested in old gravestones the adjoining cemetery has many worth seeing. Our guide was not only helpful but also a distant relation. :D The only problem we had was finding it, GPS took us to Meigle but didn't give any exact directions to the museum. After driving by a couple times we finally saw the sign.
Written September 11, 2022
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Rudi
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
The lady who sold the tickets also offered to give some explanation. Het knowledge made this a very interesting museum visit.
Written September 4, 2022
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Ann S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Very friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide.

Stones are awesome and numerous. Getting so close up to such winders is a privilege.
Written July 24, 2022
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