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  • One of the Meigle Pictish Stones in the Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum, Meigle
    The Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum, Meigle
  • Looking along a dirt road to Castle Menzies, a 16th century tower house which now houses the Menzies Clan Museum, near Aberfeldy
    Castle Menzies, a 16th century tower house which now houses the Menzies Clan Museum, near Aberfeldy
  • Looking up towards the entrance of the Perth Museum and Art Gallery - one of the oldest in the UK - in the city centre of Perth
    The Perth Museum and Art Gallery - one of the oldest in the UK - in the city centre of Perth
  • The exterior of Stanley Mills - an 18th Century water mill complex on the River Tay at Stanley
    Stanley Mills - an 18th Century water mill complex on the River Tay at Stanley

Learn about the rich and compelling history of Perthshire on a visit to its excellent museums which reveal what life was once like in this beautiful part of Scotland. Discover what it was like to serve in Scotland’s most elite military regiment, gaze upon ancient carved Pictish stones and explore the fascinating collections of one of the oldest museums in Britain.

Despite being Scotland’s newest city, Perth boasts a colourful past which stretches back centuries. Learn more about it along with the history of the surrounding region at Perth Museum and Art Gallery which contains more than half a million objects relating to the social, natural and artistic heritage of Perthshire. See everything from exquisite artworks by the Old Masters to prehistoric relics and even a replica of the largest salmon ever caught in the Tay.

Some of the region’s other unique museums include the Black Watch Castle & Museum. Housed inside Balhousie Castle, the museum is dedicated to the history of the British Army’s most illustrious military regiment which is almost 300 years old.

Learn about development the region’s towns and villages at fascinating local history museums like the Museum of Abernethy and the Atholl Country Life Museum, and step even further back in time on a visit to the Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum where you can view a stunning collection of elaborately carved Pictish stones.

Take a look through the listings and find out more about the Museums in Perthshire.

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  1. Atholl Palace Museum

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    Pitlochry

    The Atholl Palace Museum tells the stories of the people who built, worked and visited the Atholl Palace from when building began in 1874 until today.

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    Blair Atholl

    The Atholl Country Life Museum gives an insight into the local community and characters, their skills and achievements.

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    Perth

    The Black Watch Castle & Museum tells the story of Scotland's elite military regiment whose history stretches back almost three centuries.

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    Blair Atholl

    The Clan Donnachaidh Centre is a museum and gift shop which promotes the heritage and artefacts of the clan.

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    Meigle

    The Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum displays 26 Pictish carved stones dating from the late 8th century to the late 10th century.

  6. Museum of Abernethy

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    Abernethy

    The Museum of Abernethy tells the local history of Abernethy, a historic settlement since Pictish times, and the inhabitants.

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    Perth

    Perth Museum and Art Gallery has a fantastic collection of objects which reflect the history of the area.

  8. Dunkeld Cathedral

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    Dunkeld

    Every year thousands of visitors enjoy the picturesque setting of Dunkeld Cathedral and take in its religious history.

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