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

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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Mallow, Co. Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This small museum is a jewel. The stones are of great quality and interest and very well described and are seen to perfection in the natural light provided by all the windows. The guide was beyond excellent - a real enthusiast and generous with her time, knowledge and explanations. She booked a visit to St Vigeans for us and gave... More 

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Fareham, England, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We visited this with our 4 children (ages 6-13). The receptionist was very helpful and added to the experience. The kids enjoyed the fun sheets. Take the time to read the displays, they are short but add detail. We drove right by it, and parked on a side street. We walked back to look for it, and my son found... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a beautiful little museum with an erudite and enthusiastic knowledgeable curator whose enthusiasm shines out as she encourages children and adults to connect with the subject that she is passionate about.

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It's one of those places where you have the opportunity to be impressed (in most cases I guess) by the carved Pictish stones, and see how Pictish tribes lived through their eyes. IMPORTANT: Open summer only! On top of that closed for lunch and last entry 30 minutes before closing.

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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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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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Address: Address: Dundee Road, Meigle PH12 8SB, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1828 640612
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Perth and Kinross  >  Meigle

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