Perth Museum

Perth Museum

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The Stone
Of Destiny

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A Short History
Of City Hall

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Think you know Scotland’s history? THINK AGAIN.

Perth Museum opened its doors on Saturday 30 March 2024 after a £27 million redevelopment project. This world-class cultural and heritage attraction highlights the fascinating objects and stories that put Perth and Kinross at the centre of Scotland’s story.

At its heart sits 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 is the centrepiece of this new Museum and is free for all to view.

Alongside the Stone, the new Museum displays Perth & Kinross’s Recognised Collections of National Significance as well as iconic loans and exhibitions from the UK and abroad.

The Museum is 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 was transformed into a major visitor attraction by award-winning architects Mecanoo. The Museum also features the Stone Cafe, museum 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.

Stone Café

The Perth Museum Café, Stone, offers delicious bites and meals showcasing the best local produce. Stone is on the ground floor of the Museum and can be accessed from the vennel.

Open daily, 10am — 5pm.


Go Further

Less than a 15 minute drive away from Perth Museum is Scone Palace, the Crowning Place of Scottish Kings and the original home of the Stone of Destiny, also known as the Stone of Scone.

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