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Address: Dundee Road, Meigle PH12 8SB, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1828 640612
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The Picts in stone - Meigle Museum has an impressive collection of...

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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If you like Pictish stones, go to Meigle!

Very nice collection of Pictish Stones, the staff person there that day was knowledgeable and informative. As typical of Historic Scotland/NTS sites, very nice selection of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
jim b
Andover, Minnesota
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Andover, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Very nice collection of Pictish Stones, the staff person there that day was knowledgeable and informative. As typical of Historic Scotland/NTS sites, very nice selection of literature/gifts. Allow one hour minimum.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Historic Scotland have excelled yet again in their choice of Staff they probably don't need telling that Ryan Dow at Meigle Museum is a real credit to Historic Scotland. He made our visit to the museum a real pleasure. For such a young lad his Pictish knowledge is extraordinary he inspired us during our visit and we stayed examining the... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

What a great wee museum. Tucked away where you might miss it, it has one of the largest collections of pictish stones available to view. The member of staff, Ryan, was very helpful, and gave a talk about the stones for us. I was very impressed with this museum. A must see if you are interested in Scottish early history.

Thank Dhselkie
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

this small museum has a spectacular collection of stones. the museum worker mentioned that he was new, but he gave us great information about the stones' history, meaning, etc. he was very friendly and nice and helped make our visit enjoyable. make sure you check out the graveyard next door too.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I wasn't sure whether or not to visit this place but we were passing by so we stopped off. We were glad we did. The member of staff was really knowledgeable which was really helpful. The stones themselves are interesting given how old they are. Pop in if you are in the area

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Great opportunity to study the craftmanship and artistry of these carved stones of the Pict people in an old schoolhouse which has been modernized to display these beautiful works. Signage is good throughout this one room presentation and the staff lady who was there was very friendly and knowledgeable. Their small book on the carved stones and the Picts gives... More 

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

the building housing the stones was very modern and full of light, the stones themselves were a true work of art, you can just imagine the person sitting chipping away at the stones , the patterns were all different the receptionist was very helpful and very knowledgeable.

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Ardrossan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Arrived on what turned out to be Linda's last day. She spent time talking us through the history and was happy to answer any questions. Very interesting couple of hours. Great museum!

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Traralgon, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Maybe we weren't really interested enough in Pictish sculptured stones to get as much out of this experience as others seem to have done. It was good, with lots of information, but not great. Historic Scotland is to be commended though for amassing them together here (not far to bring them though as most came from the church yard next... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Before the Romans, Gaels, Vikings, Normans, or Saxons left their marks on Scotland, the Picts dominated the north. With rare exception, they left behind little historical record, but the archeological record includes a rich collection of artifacts, most notably their highly-illustrative carved stones. Today, the interpretation of the iconography used in these stones remains speculative, although many of the carvings... More 

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