Meigle Sculptured Stones Museum

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Meigle Sculptured Stones Museum

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This site is closed. 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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lindawp2015
Edmonton, Canada15 contributions
Pictish Stone Museum
Jun 2019 • Friends
A very small museum, but well presented.

Unfortunately, unlike the reviewer who had the luck of a well informed attendant the fellow on duty for our visit was lacking.

The sign for the museum is behind a rock wall. We drove past it three times and only found it after walking through the adjacent church yard.

More interesting was the pictish stone, still standing, located a few miles away, which we were told about by the lady at the Quirky Cuckoo. The need to protect is understood, but to see these stones in their setting makes them so much more impressive.
Written 27 June 2019
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Graham I
Lanark, UK85 contributions
PICTS
Jun 2019 • Couples
Class 2 Pictish stones highly qualified professionals delivering public performance of Scottish history
Written 2 June 2019
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mrsincranny
Cranbourne, Australia192 contributions
Pictish History
Apr 2019 • Family
This tiny museum has a fascinating collection of Pictish stones and the lady who was on duty when we visited had some interesting information about them. A little out of the way but worth the drive if you are interested in Scottish history. The adjoining church and graveyard are also quite interesting to walk through.
Written 19 May 2019
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Ian H
Crieff, UK6 contributions
A gem of a small, specialised museum, not to be missed if interested in the Pictish period.
May 2019 • Friends
A very significant collection of sculptured stones and crosses, with an interesting graveyard adjacent. Also a good tea room - The Joinery close by.
Written 18 May 2019
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R_A617
Ayr, UK199 contributions
Fantastic display
Sep 2018
This museum is a must for anyone interested in ancient Scottish history. Gathered here is to be found one of the largest collections of Pictish stones anywhere, well displayed with informative panels. Delighted that photography is allowed. The curator is happy to explain and answer any questions. There is also a very good selection of books on Scottish history available to buy.
Written 17 September 2018
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Pixynn K
Kapellen, Belgium75 contributions
Well worth a visit
Aug 2018 • Family
Lovely little museum with friendly staff. We popped in after a quick lunch nearby, the stones are remarkably well preserved, still so much detail you can see thanks to the fact that they've been kept indoors for more than 100 years.
Don't forget to pass by Guinevere on your way out.
Written 20 August 2018
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Anon_Bristol_12
Bristol224 contributions
An absolute gem!
Jul 2018 • Solo
Hugely important collection of sculptured stones showing lots of animals, including an intriguing camel, and some quirky human figures as well as more conventional hunting scenes. Utterly absorbing to study them all. Well displayed in one room, so it's easy to compare pieces. An absolute visual feast, with a helpful attendant and tempting small shop. Highly recommended.
Written 27 July 2018
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ThaneOfLansing
New York245 contributions
Short visit, lots of insight
Jul 2018 • Couples
If you're around Scone Palace or Glamis Castle, make time to stop by this small but brilliant museum and see the 20-odd carved stones from the Pictish era. The docent was pleasant, helpful and informative. It's an hour well spent.
Written 18 July 2018
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Trail657913
London, UK44 contributions
A small, but very impressive collection of carved Pictish stones
May 2018 • Couples
I am interested in history, and particularly in medieval history, and specifically in Irish history. I had not previously had the chance to visit much of Scotland’s history in this period, and specifically had not seen much Pictish carving. My eyes were opened when I visited the superb Dupplin cross, and the archeological historian there sent me to Meigle. This is a small museum full of wonderful things. The museum staff were generous with their time and knowledge and I happily spent several hours studying the fascinating stones. If this is an area of interest for you, or even if you are just curious about the history of the region, I would urge you to go. In a small space they have collected some transfixing pieces, full of carvings of kings, fantastical beasts, imaginary sea creatures, abstract and mysterious shapes and symbols. I wished I had had a sketch pad with me. I have visited many museums in my life, but inch for inch, I am not sure any have given me more pleasure than this little gem.
Written 30 May 2018
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MelkortheMighty
Reading, UK188 contributions
Fascinating museum
May 2018 • Couples
This little museum is located in the heart of Meigle and housed in the former church school. The exhibits are carved stones identified by ornate carvings and most of which were found in Meigle which was an important religious site for the Picts. Entry cost is modest and the lady curator was extremely helpful explaining the stories the stones are believed to recount. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.
Written 28 May 2018
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