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Meigle Sculptured Stones

Dundee Road, Meigle PH12 8SB, Scotland
+44 1828 640612
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Lovely museum, with very friendly staff

Although this museum is quite small, it houses a lot of information about the Picts. There are... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
FJ H
stones, stones and more stones

A small building housing a selection of wonderfully carved stones found locally. Great little... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
heleneshaw
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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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Dundee Road, Meigle PH12 8SB, Scotland
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Although this museum is quite small, it houses a lot of information about the Picts. There are several very well preserved stones, and panels describing all the details. Loved the box with artefacts, showing a lot of items also shown on the stones. The lady...More

Thank FJ H
Reviewed 15 July 2017

A small building housing a selection of wonderfully carved stones found locally. Great little museum but expensive for what you get compared to some Historic Scotland locations. There is a small shop and the stones have information plaques. There is a resource box which is...More

Thank heleneshaw
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This little museum is hidden away near an old church. I was open minded and was pleasantly surprised. Yes it is a bunch of stones but the carvings look new. Some of the characters are so clear which is amazing considering the age. The gentleman...More

Thank vintagechina
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This was great. We stopped off on the way to Dundee and it was really interesting. Yes the museum is small but the stones are so ancient and so interesting I could have stayed for much longer. Best of all the young woman who was...More

Thank Matt H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

These stones were propped up in the church grave yard until the 19th century when a local man decided they needed protection and brought them into the former church school house, abandoned when they needed a larger school. They have been there ever since. The...More

Thank Marguerite a
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We had a drive out to Meigle on Sunday morning (16th April) especially to pay this place a visit. It is well signposted, but the most difficult thing on arrival is to find a parking place. However, it is a small village, so you won't...More

Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Despite being a fairly small museum, it is well worth the visit. It gives a good explanation of the local history, and the Pictish stones are simply fascinating. My kids, who were relatively young at the time, were quite taken by the age of the...More

Thank achisholm
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Great docent, we had a wonderful tour and history lesson. Interesting burial stones and stones with messages in latin and picts, but actually meaningful and creative drawings. In the corner of the room was the stone for Queen Verona or Guinevere, the burial mound was...More

Thank tiredandtravelled
Reviewed 15 August 2016

A small great museum housing about 15-20 sculpted stones. The fine lady there, Lisa, gave us a wonderful little tour and brought history to life. This is a definite stop for Pict history folks like us. You are also allowed to take pictures there. It...More

Thank Stargateman
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Tiny place but it had great pieces of Pictish carvings. I did have a hard time finding it. It's signposted on the road but finding a place to park and then walking to it, was difficult. I had to drive around 3 times before I...More

Thank Diane K
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