Plan your visit

This highly anticipated world-class visitor attraction opened on Saturday, March 30th. The museum highlights a rich tapestry of objects and stories that place Perth and Kinross at the centre of Scotland’s historical narrative.

Opening Times

The Museum is open 7 days a week.

  • Monday – 10am – 5pm
  • Tuesday – 10am – 5pm
  • Wednesday – 10am – 5pm
  • Thursday – 10am – 7pm
  • Friday – 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday – 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday – 10am – 5pm


Entry to the permanent galleries is free.

Entry to the Stone of Destiny experience is free but requires a timed ticket. For details and more information please visit the Stone of Destiny page, or book now via Perthshire Box Office.

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Entry to our temporary exhibition, Unicorn requires a paid ticket. For details and more information please visit our Unicorn exhibition page, or book now via Perthshire Box Office.


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The entrance to Perth Museum from South St John’s Place is accessible by a ramp, with automatic doors at the top providing access to the vennel.

The vennel is flat, with no stairs, and visitors to the museum can access both the on-site cafe and the museum from here.

Similarly, the streetscape on the north side of St John’s Place provides level, accessible entry to the museum, with automatic doors in use to the vennel.

Perth Museum has lift access to all floors.

Assistance dogs are always welcome in Perth Museum, in both the onsite cafe and the museum. Fresh water is available.

Large print versions of the cafe menu are available.

Our BSL Video introducing Perth Museum is below.



Visitors to Perth Museum can use hand-held cameras for private, non-commercial purposes.


Cameras can’t be used where video or photography is restricted, such as in the Stone of Destiny experience.

No recording or photographing of individuals without their permission.

Tripods and lighting rigs cannot be used without prior permission.

Press or commercial use requires prior permission. Please contact

Visiting with Children

Families and children of all ages are welcome at Perth Museum.

Perth Museum is a Breastfeeding Friendly Scotland venue committed to creating a supportive environment that welcomes all parents who wish to feed their babies.

Baby changing facilities are available throughout the museum.

Food and drink

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.

Please enjoy food and drink in Stone, but do not take food or drinks into the galleries or collections spaces. In this way you will be helping us to look after our collections, keeping them free from pests, preserving them for generations to come.


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There are 20 individual toilet cubicles on site, six of which are accessible. These are all individual cubicles. There is also a Changing Places toilet available in the main vennel of Perth Museum. This can be accessed by a radar key held at the museum reception desk.

Safety and Security

Keep an eye on your personal belongings throughout your visit. Unattended items may be taken to the Lost and Found for safekeeping.

If you lose something, please inform a Visitor Experience team member for assistance.

Our museum prioritises your safety. We have a dedicated Visitor Experience team readily available throughout the museum to answer questions and provide assistance.

Our Staff

All staff are identifiable by their Perth Museum lanyards and uniforms. There is a Duty Manager on site whenever we are open to the public, to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable visit.

We will not tolerate abuse or violence towards any visitor, contractor, or member of staff.

Large Bags

We will sometimes conduct bag searches on arrival at the museum. The searches look for restricted items and any other material that might be considered a risk to our collection, or to the health & safety and enjoyment of our visitors.

Any restricted items found will be removed at the bag-searching point, recorded and returned to the visitor on departure. If our staff finds anything they consider to be illegal, they will confiscate it and contact the Police.


CCTV is in use throughout the museum; images are recorded for the purpose of public safety and crime prevention, in line with Data Protection legislation. If you have any questions about how your data is used, please contact

How to get here

Perth Museum,
St John’s Place,

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01738 632488


Walking from Perth Railway Station should take just under 15 minutes through the city centre.


The nearest bus stops to Perth Museum are on South Street, opposite Tesco Express. Buses 57, 57A, 58A, 7, 7A, 7S, 16 16B, 51, X7, X16, 3, 11, 11S, 12 & 34C stop here.


Perth Museum is located in Perth city centre and is within walking distance of many shops and amenities.


You can cycle to Perth Museum, located in Perth city centre.


There is no parking at the venue however there is a variety of pay and display, multi-storey and on street parking nearby to suit your needs. More information can be found here.


Group Visits

More information coming soon

Inside the Museum

Find out what’s on, book tickets for Unicorn and more.

Beyond the Museum

There’s more to see and do around Perth and Kinross. Check out some of our recommendations and plan for a longer stay!