Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Perth Museum and Art Gallery
78 George Street
Perth & Kinross

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01738 632488


01738 443505

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We are one of the oldest museums in the UK, with more than half a million objects in our large, varied collections. They have been officially designated as a Recognised Collection of National Significance to Scotland. They cover History, Natural History and Art and include local and foreign material.

Our permanent displays explore the artistic, social and natural history of Perth & Kinross district. Regularly changing exhibitions cater for all tastes and age groups.
Activities and events are scheduled through the year.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00
Open Sundays May - September

Closed: Sundays September - May
Christmas Day, Boxing Day, December 30 - January 2

Admission charges


Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Weapons and War, Natural Sciences, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, World Cultures, Fine Art, Music, Coins and Medals, Science and Technology, Social History, Land Transport

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Mini Historic Pub Tour

  • 15 May 2015 6:30-9pm

To celebrate the long-revered partnership between the Perthshire Man and his dram, the fella and his Stella and the local crew with their brew, we're inviting you to an evening all about our close relationship with our temples to drink - the local pub. Led by our Archives Officer, a strangely eager volunteer for this event, we'll be starting out with a few - stories that is - at the Perth Museum and Art Gallery, then our noble guide will lead you on a historic pub crawl to some of Scotland's oldest drinking establishments, regaling you with tales of Perth's best-loved public houses. Exercise and culture? Sounds like a healthy evening out to us!
Booking essential as the maximum group number is 10. Participants must be 18 and over and carry proof of age.

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Whisky Tasting at the Museum

  • 16 May 2015 7-9pm

This unique whisky tasting will be led by the whisky experts of Perth’s own ‘Whisky Auctioneer.’ The event offers the chance to sample some delicious Perthshire whiskies, discover more about the area’s world-famous whisky production heritage and explore related objects in the museum’s collection.
Booking essential. Participants must be 18 and over, and carry proof of age.

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Gingerbread Man: Puppet Workshop

  • 16 May 2015 11:45am-1:15pm

Inspired by Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre’s GINGERBREAD Man, we’ll show you how to draw and design your own card Gingerbread Puppets using cookie cutters and a mix of materials to decorate. This is a fun family activity which everyone can get involved in!
Tickets - £2, booking essential (20 places max). Suitable for Children 3+

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