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“Small but perfectly formed!”
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 August 4, 2017

Small museum but with a lot of interesting things. Free admission. Helpful staff to explain things if you wish

1  Thank susan_speirs
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Run by enthusiastic volunteers, this little museum focuses mainly on Pict history, as I first learnt from a newly-published book: Exploring the NC500. Now understand why the Glenmorangie whisky company chose the celtic design behind its image.
Upstairs are the records and pictures related to George Bain, who studied the Pictish art phenomena.
Great for children and families, with lots of interactive activities. And friendly volunteers so keen to explain things, too: definitely worth a call.

Thank Eddy B
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Reviewed June 18, 2017

We were fortunate enough to have Allistair on duty when we arrived at the Museum. He provided us with a large amount of interesting details regarding the carvings and their histories. So happy that we stopped by. It is not a large museum but you could spend 2 hours or more there!

1  Thank Maggie4852
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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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