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Fair Maid's House Visitor and Education Centre

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Address: North Port, Perth PH1 5LU, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1738 455050
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The RSGS Fair Maid's House Visitor and Education Centre is a geographical...

The RSGS Fair Maid's House Visitor and Education Centre is a geographical delight housed in the oldest secular building in Perth. Visitors can watch the planet from space in the Earth Room, see the continents evolve and learn about the hottest and coldest places on Earth in the Education Room and learn about maps and explorers, or curl up with a book, in the Explorer's Room. Admission is Free (donations are very welcome!). Open Tuesday - Saturday, 1pm til 4:30pm until late October.

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Lovely restoration of this old house

Saw this house mentioned in the museum and decided to seek it out. Well worth the effort, the house has been lovingly restored and the staff are very helpful and knowledgeable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2016
Sandaw54
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Saw this house mentioned in the museum and decided to seek it out. Well worth the effort, the house has been lovingly restored and the staff are very helpful and knowledgeable.

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Very interesting, the staff who work there were very kind and some of the exhibits were interactive.

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West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We actually meant to visit the house last time we were in Perth but did nit manage it. We went on the Friday unfortunately it was stilled closed, so we went on the Saturday. It is a small house with character and there was a display of excellent photographs of Pskov the Russian twin city of Perth. However going up... More 

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

When you see the date carved into the wall of this house you feel privileged to be able to stand beside it and touch the walls that have stood here for so long. It's nice that the road outside is cobbled, but that doesn't make up for the shame that this historic part of Perth's history is surrounded by ugly,... More 

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Outside Basingstoke
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This only opens in the afternoon but is free. There,'s not much to see of the 1475 house when you're in, but there's an incredible store of Geographical information. Maybe the lack of visitors made the volunteer guide too loquacious but, left to one's own devices, a geographer could enjoy him/herself. And they have a complete collection of Lonely Planet... More 

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sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

When I visited the place was closed but I was happy to see this building from the outside. The street outside has been left cobbled as it would have been years ago. This being the oldest building in town made it a must for me to see and I enjoyed it.

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Visited here with the school many years ago and went through it again, would recommend it to everyone

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our University visit to the RSGS fair maids house, the history that is contained in the fair maids house can be felt immediately upon entering the unassuming 'fair maids house'. Upstairs in particular, the map room contains hundreds if not thousands of historical maps, but the explorers room was the most enjoyable as visitors are free to sit,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Whether it be a first date or a family outing, the RSGS has it all. The displays are especially entertaining for keeping you busy throughout the day. The explorer room was fascinating, I had to hold back on opening all the drawers to find all the explorers secrets.

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Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Incredible place, with hundreds of books, maps and diaries from all over the world, especially the Poles. But you can also find information about historic Britain, sabanas, mountains, deserts, jungles from all over the world. Very nice to visit in family, alone, with your couple.. I would spend days in there and never get bored. Really want to go back.

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