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The Picts in stone - Meigle Museum has an impressive collection of Pictish carved sculpture, including cross slabs, recumbent gravestones, a hogback stone and rare architectural fragments. These demonstrate both the artistic vigour of Pictish...more
I am interested in history, and particularly in medieval history, and specifically in Irish history. I had not previously had the chance to visit much of Scotland’s history in this period, and specifically had not seen much Pictish carving. My eyes were opened when I...More
This little museum is located in the heart of Meigle and housed in the former church school. The exhibits are carved stones identified by ornate carvings and most of which were found in Meigle which was an important religious site for the Picts. Entry cost...More
As we headed back from Arbroath to Edinburgh, we decided to stop on the way when we came across this museum. We weren't expecting much, but were very happy to have stopped by once we visited the museum itself. The staff member was extremely welcoming...More
Although this museum is quite small, it houses a lot of information about the Picts. There are several very well preserved stones, and panels describing all the details. Loved the box with artefacts, showing a lot of items also shown on the stones.
A small building housing a selection of wonderfully carved stones found locally. Great little museum but expensive for what you get compared to some Historic Scotland locations. There is a small shop and the stones have information plaques. There is a resource box which is...More
This little museum is hidden away near an old church. I was open minded and was pleasantly surprised. Yes it is a bunch of stones but the carvings look new. Some of the characters are so clear which is amazing considering the age. The gentleman...More
This was great. We stopped off on the way to Dundee and it was really interesting. Yes the museum is small but the stones are so ancient and so interesting I could have stayed for much longer. Best of all the young woman who was...More
These stones were propped up in the church grave yard until the 19th century when a local man decided they needed protection and brought them into the former church school house, abandoned when they needed a larger school. They have been there ever since. The...More
We had a drive out to Meigle on Sunday morning (16th April) especially to pay this place a visit. It is well signposted, but the most difficult thing on arrival is to find a parking place. However, it is a small village, so you won't...More
Despite being a fairly small museum, it is well worth the visit.
It gives a good explanation of the local history, and the Pictish stones are simply fascinating. My kids, who were relatively young at the time, were quite taken by the age of the...More