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Meigle Sculptured Stones

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Address: Dundee Road, Meigle PH12 8SB, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1828 640612

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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One of the best Pictish Stone museums

Brilliant little museum packed to the brim with amazing Pictish Stones. A must visit for anyone interested in the Picts and their carved stones.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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South Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tiny place but it had great pieces of Pictish carvings. I did have a hard time finding it. It's signposted on the road but finding a place to park and then walking to it, was difficult. I had to drive around 3 times before I finally found it. I loved that you could take as many pictures as you wanted... More 

Thank Diane K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant little museum packed to the brim with amazing Pictish Stones. A must visit for anyone interested in the Picts and their carved stones.

Thank Murno
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

A small but intense museum near the back of the churchyard, containing about 20 sculptured stones. Well explained. Go there to see 8th century representations of animals, real and imaginary. Best picture: alarmed man being chased by a manticore. Aargh! Staffed by a delightful and welcoming person.

Thank Harrilexa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

This museum is small but absolutely worth a visit. We drove up just to visit it. A wonderful collection of Pictish stones. Really outstanding examples. I honestly don't know what else to say. You get to see carvings that were made in the 700's! 1,300 years ago, by a group of people who no longer exist. Seriously. Think about that.... More 

Thank Mara M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Would highly recommend a visit to this out of the way small museum packed with ancient Pictish monuments. Museum staff very informative, and the guide book we bought was excellent. However only some of the stones had captions or labels, and I was left flicking through the book to find a commentary on them. It made the visit more hard... More 

Thank Simon H
Penicuik, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a collection of Pictish stones from 9th century. Boring? no way! Lisa is the custodian and she'll provide an interesting introduction to the Picts, the stones and what it all means. Great stuff.

Thank Alastair H
Mehrstetten, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This little museum houses several delicate Pictish stones that could also be displayed in prestigious large museums. In Meigle, however, one can study and admire them without any glass barrier or the like. Really good explanations on Pictish history, also from the helpful stuff. Good books in the tiny shop.

Thank Pauline V
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.

Thank jim b
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank Peter S
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

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