Museum of Abernethy

The museum was opened in May 2000 by Magnus Magnusson. The building dates from the eighteenth century and was renovated in the 1990s to house the museum. Some of the buildings original features have been left visible, such as an area of cobbled floor and the internal stone walls.

The museum tells the story of Abernethy’s history and its people. Abernethy is a historic settlement that has been occupied since Pictish times and the museum tries to preserve as much as possible of its history.

As well as exhibitions, the museum also collects artefacts and photographs relating to the history of the parish, the memories of local residents and their occupations.

The main exhibition relates to the Pictish history of Abernethy and the historic Round Tower. Also on permanent display is the Millennium Quilt. Other displays are changed regularly, with many looking at life in Abernethy in more recent times.

Address: School Wynd, Abernethy, Perthshire, PH2 9JJ
Tel: 01738 850 889

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Opening hours:

Early May until end of September Wednesday - Sunday 14:00 - 17:00