Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum
The Meigle Museum houses an impressive collection of Pictish carved sculptures, which include recumbent gravestones and cross slabs. All the stones were found near Meigle, in the churchyard nearby, or were used in the construction of the old church. They are Christian monuments to the dead of the Pictish warrior aristocracy, who are portrayed on many of the stones holding weapons or hunting.
Nearly all the stones date to the ninth or tenth century AD and are carved from local sandstone, which is quite a soft stone and ideal for carving. Each stone has its own interesting story and the museum has a guide book describing every one in detail.
|Address: Dundee Road, Meigle, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, PH12 8SB|
|Tel: +44 (0)1828 640612|
1 April - 30 September: Monday - Sunday 09:30 - 17:30 Closed during Winter season