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.

Perth Museum, which is managed in a partnership between Perth and Kinross Council and Culture Perth and Kinross, was supported by £10 million from the UK Government as part of the Tay Cities Region Deal – a £700 million regional investment programme jointly funded by the UK and Scottish governments and regional partners.

The Stone of Destiny

A powerful symbol of Scotland, wreathed in myths and legends. See it at Perth Museum.

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