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St John’s Place,
At its heart will sit the Stone of Destiny, also known as the Stone of Scone, one of Scotland and the UK’s most significant historical objects. Returning to Perthshire for the first time in over 700 years, the Stone will be the centrepiece of the new Museum and will be free for all to view.
Alongside the Stone, the new Museum will display Perth & Kinross’s Recognised Collections of National Significance as well as iconic loans and exhibitions from the UK and abroad.
The Museum will be housed in a heritage Edwardian building that once served as a gathering place hosting everything from markets and concerts, to political conferences and wrestling matches. This historic venue has been transformed into a major visitor attraction by award- winning architects Mecanoo. The Museum will also feature a café, shop, and learning and events spaces.
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The Stone of Destiny is an ancient symbol of Scotland. A stone that helped to make kings and queens, it was used in the inauguration of Scottish monarchs at Scone, just upriver from Perth. The Stone’s story stretches back through the ages and is still used to crown kings and queens of the United Kingdom today, including the coronation of King Charles III in 2023.
After the coronation at Westminster Abbey, the Stone will return to Scotland. It will be available for all to view for free when the new Perth Museum opens to the public in 2024.
Be a part of Scotland’s story by supporting the new Perth Museum. You can do this by making a one-off donation or becoming a Patron with a range of membership benefits. Your support will help preserve these iconic objects and stories for future generations.
Perth Museum will provide our visitors with an exceptional food and drink experience in the historic Lesser City Hall. A light, bright, and welcoming space, our café will promote the best of local and Scottish produce, with plenty of space to relax, socialise, and enjoy stunning views of the historic St John’s Kirk.
More details coming soon.