The Library Of Innerpeffray

Historic Buildings & Homes

Innerpeffray, Crieff, Perthshire, PH7 3RF

    The Library of Innerpeffray is Scotland's oldest free public lending library, founded in 1680 and now a museum.

    Discover Scotland’s oldest free, public lending library: a museum where you can literally touch the past.  At a site steeped in history from Roman times to living memory, the Library offers visitors a hands-on, unforgettable experience of Scottish heritage.

    In its tranquil rural setting by the River Earn, travel back in time and explore the books, the people and the story of Innerpeffray.

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Mar 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
    Day Times
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday Closed
    Wednesday 10:00 17:00
    Thursday 10:00 17:00
    Friday 10:00 17:00
    Saturday 10:00 17:00
    Sunday 14:00 16:00

    You may also book a Private Visit, subject to availability and weather, evenings and winter season. Please call or email for details.


    • Children Welcome


    • ASVA Member
    • Picnic Area


    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Coach Parties Welcome Please call to reserve a parking space.
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card


    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Private Car Space

    Road Directions

    Find us on the B8062 connecting Crieff and Auchterarder via Kinkell Bridge. 

    Heading north on the A9 (Stirling to Perth), exit at Auchterarder and at the end of the High Street, take a left onto the B8062 signposted Kinkell Bridge/Crieff.

    Heading south from Perth on the A9 exit Aberuthven. Follow the road to Auchterarder and turn right at the sign to Kinkell Bridge from the High St in Auchterarder.

    From Kinkell bridge come towards Crieff for about 3 miles look out for our sign indicating the single track road to the Library on your left.

    From Crieff, take the B8062, Broich Rd past the Community Campus for 4 miles, the Library is signposted and reached via a single track road on the right.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- Nearest station is Gleneagles, only 15 minutes away. From Perth or Stirling there are local bus connections to Crieff, the nearest town: you can cycle, take a taxi or arrange local pick up for the final 4 miles to Innerpeffray.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Edinburgh airport is approx 1 hour 15 minutes, Glasgow 1 hour 30 minutes

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point


    • There is an audible alarm system
    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)
    • Lighting effective throughout the attraction for visually impaired visitors e.g. pools of light and dark areas are avoided


    • Staff who have contact with visitors have disability awareness training

    Attraction Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 1 lower floor and 16 upper floor
      • There is a handrail by the steps


    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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