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“old church”(8 reviews)
“local history”(6 reviews)
“great museum”(3 reviews)
At the centre of Scotland’s only Pictish Monastic National Monument, the Museum at Tarbat unravels some of the mysteries of the Picts, explaining through its award winning archaeology programme fascinating details about these enigmatic people and...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Tarbatness Road, Portmahomack IV20 1YA, Scotland
+44 1862 871351
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to this small museum several times in the last two years and think it is one of the best in Britain, for its fascinating and dynamic approach to telling the story of early Christianity and the mysterious Pictish peoples of the Dark Ages...More

Thank TheHistoryProfessor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being pretty ignorant about the Picts, it was a good opportunity for us to tour some of the Pictish sites, this being one of the best: set on a picturesque hill, the church contains a very interesting and well organised museum of Pictish artefacts and...More

Thank alanlid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely, quiet, friendly museum. Some nice pieces and all local links / stories. Its a bit out of the way but go there, drive out to the lighthouse and spend time relaxing.

Thank DavidDWilson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here yesterday and spent hours walking around, reading the information and even flicking through the heaps of old photographs! What an amazing insight into the history of the area and the enchanting Pictish times.

Thank Scotlandsdventure
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful museum with fascinating displays - particularly about the ancient Pictish population. I was amazed at the ancient artefacts on display. Well worth a visit.

Thank Motorhoms
Reviewed 26 July 2018

A tiny museum with such a lot in it. Really lovely to be able to make a coffee and sit to enjoy the video about the recent excavations. Such a fascinating place, and so well explained. Lovely collection of Pictish stones.

Thank Anon_Bristol_12
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We visited the Tarbat Discovery Centre well worth a visit very interesting information on videos and a lot too see.

Thank laumon12
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

...in the village church I didn't really expect to find a museum of this magnitude. We expected to spend half an hour here, not having to be rushed out by my wife 3 hours later - so much interesting information spanning almost 2 millennia -...More

Thank Dave N
Reviewed 11 June 2018

We had no idea that such a museum existed or that so much was known about Pictish history. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank smudge0806
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Awesome Museum with lots of interesting things to look at! Great way to explore the heritage of the area

Thank Tor D
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7 July 2017|
Response from mikeforney | Reviewed this property |
I would think so. They are very accomodating