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“Pictish Stones and George Bain”
Review of Groam House Museum

Groam House Museum
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Owner description: An award winning museum dedicated to the Picts and to displaying and interpreting the stunning examples of their sculptural art found in Rosemarkie, including the magnificent Rosemarkie cross-slab. The museum also cares for the George Bain Collection, which has been Recognised as being of National Significance, and is a Visit Scotland 4-star visitor attraction. The museum shop stocks high quality gifts with Celtic and Pictish themes. There are activities for children and videos to watch as well as a suite of interactive computer programmes.
Reviewed May 27, 2017

Groam House in Rosemarkie Scotland is a beautiful little museum, well worth stopping for if you enjoy Pictish or Celtic artwork. The two-story building contains several carved stones downstairs and a rotating exhibition upstairs. We were lucky to visit in May '17, when the exhibition featured George Bain's etchings done during his wartime years. While we knew Mr. Bain from his book, Celtic Art and Methods of Construction, his other works were unknown to us. His etchings of people and landscapes were wonderful. An added plus are the charming volunteers, who are happy to share their knowledge of Bain and Pictish art.

If you are interested in viewing more Pictish stones, make sure to ask the volunteers for a tour flier. There are several stones within easy driving distance of the museum, a trip that combines both art and incredible scenery.

3  Thank Catherine K
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

This tiny museum is packed with information and relics of the Picts. Run by volunteers it
Is beautifully maintained. Free entry, donations welcome. On the day I visited there was a display and talk on harps. Unfortunately I didn't have time to stay for the talk. Well worth popping in to if in the area.

1  Thank minseee
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Reviewed May 19, 2017

I visited here yesterday as a last minute decision, and I am so glad that i did. what a marvellous place. Wish i could have spent more time there. The displays are thought provoking & the little gift shop delightful. The ladies who work there are so friendly and helpful.

1  Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed May 11, 2017

popped in when passing through and found the small museum interesting, covering more than expected.
The volunteer assistant was very helpful and friendly

Thank Andy L
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Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

Found this wee place by accident and so glad we did. Really interesting museum. Beautifully laid out. Admission is free but they rely on donations so please give generously. There was a lovely lady who volunteers there. She was very helpful and full of interesting information. Please visit here - you'll love it!

1  Thank Blucat164
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