Meigle Sculptured Stones Museum
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Meigle Sculptured Stones Museum

Meigle Sculptured Stones Museum
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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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Cynthia G
41 contributions
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 11 September 2022
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Rudi
7 contributions
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 4 September 2022
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Ann S
2 contributions
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 24 July 2022
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lindawp2015
Edmonton, Canada15 contributions
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
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, Australia211 contributions
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
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, UK202 contributions
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, Belgium76 contributions
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
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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MEIGLE SCULPTURED STONES MUSEUM - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Meigle Sculptured Stones Museum is open:
  • Fri - Sun 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM