Museum of Abernethy

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Abernethy is a historic settlement having been occupied since Pictish times, and the aim of the Museum, which was opened in May 2000 by Magnus Magnusson, is to preserve as much as possible of this varied and extensive history.

In 2001 it was awarded four stars by the Scottish Tourist Board.

In addition to mounting exhibitions the museum also attempts to collect artefacts relating to the history of the parish, to record the memories of local inhabitants, and to build a photographic record of the village, its inhabitants and their various occupations.

Come and see our new (for 2019) Virtual Reality exhibit revealing how Abernethy may have appeared in the 1070s, when it was the scene of a meeting between the rulers of Scotland and England.

An added attraction is the secluded courtyard garden, where there are further displays on local agriculture, fishing and "the berries". It offers a peaceful area to sit and relax.

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Opening hours

Museum is closed due to COVID 19
We hope to open in May 2021

Admission charges

Free but Donations are gratefully accepted.

Museum of Abernethy
School Wynd



Secretary email address


01738 850889

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