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Meigle Sculptured Stones

Dundee Road, Meigle PH12 8SB, Scotland
+44 1828 640612
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Type: Museums
Owner description: The Picts in stone - Meigle Museum has an impressive collection of Pictish carved sculpture, including cross slabs, recumbent gravestones, a hogback... more » Owner description: 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.Open daily from 9.30am to last entry at 5.00pm from 1st April to 30th September « less
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Great experience, decided to visit on the off change after visiting Pictoria a few days into our trip to Scotland. Husband decided we would pop to Meigle which was close to where we were staying, and what a lovely afternoon we had chatting to Lynda and finding out so much more information about the Picts and all the stories and... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

In this small, unassuming museum you will find one of the foremost exhibits of Pictish stones anywhere and it is well worth the trip. Excellent staff insights add to the interest and I could happily spend hours marveling at this collection. Lynda M was working the day we visited and was absolutely awesome, spending a ton of time with us... More

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Santa Monica, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We stopped in here on our way to Glamis Castle mostly because we had the Historic Scotland Explorer pass, and it was free. This is a tiny museum next to a very old churchyard (next door you can see several really old gravestones from the 16-1700s), and most of the Pictish stones were found in the churchyard or very nearby.... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

A really nice little museum packed with many complete Pictish Symbol Stones and many fragments of them - all found very near the present site, I believe. It's great to see these presented so well and kept safe from weathering in the Scottish elements. The guide Lynda M was very helpful and informative and is ever ready with an answer... More

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Canby, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The little Historic Scotland run museum is one of the best places to see ancient Pictish stones and carvings and learn about their history. The small book self has some very good materials for those wanting to do more research. Great place to browse among the stones and marvel at their history. Be sure wander in the churchyard next door... More

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Bristol, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Under the care of Historic Scotland, the Meigle museum houses the largest single collection of carved Pictish stones in Scotland. The present manager, Lynda, is exceedingly knowledgeable about these stones (and most of the others in Scotland). If you want to become well-informed about the stones, Meigle is the place to go and Lynda is the person to see. Places... More

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

This small museum has a great collection of Pictish stone carvings, kept inside out of the weather. We were fortunate to benefit from the extensive knowledge of guide Lynda, who is also studying for her PhD in a related field. A wonderful place to learn about Pictish symbols and styles.

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Forfar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Small, but perfectly formed, as they say! Has good selection and each stone is well explained, etc. For such a small place, it has a great selection.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Went to see what surrounding areas were like in years gone by......now I am older I have gone all soft on heritage and ancestry., and wanted to learn about history around Dundee......Visit was worth it although not much to do there....

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

I visited the museum and found the most amazing array of stones in one place ,they were very easy to look round as they were displayed verticle and set out so you can see both sides, the lady who was there was so helpfull and her knowledge was first class, I learned a great deal here about the picts and... More

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