The Stone of Destiny

At the heart of the new Perth Museum lies the Stone of Destiny, also known as the Stone of Scone. A powerful symbol of Scotland, it is wreathed in myths linking Bible heroes, Ancient Egyptian royalty, and Irish High Kings to the Scottish throne.

The Stone of Destiny Experience

Tickets will be released every Monday at 10am. They will be released in weekly batches, up to 14 days in advance of your visit.

Tickets are made available through our ticketing partner Perthshire Box Office.

Tickets are timed at 10-minute intervals. We recommend booking in advance to guarantee your spot.

A limited number of tickets are also available to book in-person at the Museum on the day of your visit, on a first come, first served basis.

You must arrive on time for your booking. We cannot guarantee entry if you miss your allocated slot due to the timed and immersive nature of the experience.

We welcome wheelchair and mobility scooter users in the Stone of Destiny Experience, but please note, buggies and large bags cannot be accommodated.

Photography and videography of any kind is not allowed.

Please note that bag searches may be in effect on the day of your visit.

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About the Stone of Destiny

The Stone of Destiny is an ancient symbol of Scottish monarchy and kingdom. A king-making stone, it was used in the inauguration of Scottish monarchs at Scone, 3 miles upriver of Perth on the River Tay. Its first documented use was in 1249 for the inauguration of the boy-king, Alexander III.

Taken as war loot by King Edward I of England fifty years after Alexander became king, the Stone was carried to Westminster Abbey in London; a symbol of Edward’s victory and his perceived right to rule. Returning home to Perthshire for the first time in 700 years, this iconic artefact is still used to crown kings and queens of the United Kingdom today, including the coronation of King Charles III in May 2023.

Images of the Stone of Destiny, © Culture Perth and Kinross

Plan Your Visit

Everything you need to make the most of your day at the Home of Destiny.


Discover Scotland’s story with your school, community or educational group.

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 Scone. The Palace and its grounds offer a great day out for all, full of history, art, outdoor activities, Gift & Food shops, and a Coffee Shop.


Destiny Awaits...