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Address: High Street, Rosemarkie IV10 8UF, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 1381 620961
11:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 14:00 - 16:30

An award winning museum dedicated to the Picts and to displaying and...

An award winning museum dedicated to the Picts and to displaying and interpreting the stunning examples of their sculptural art found in Rosemarkie, including the magnificent Rosemarkie cross-slab. The museum also cares for the George Bain Collection, which has been Recognised as being of National Significance, and is a Visit Scotland 4-star visitor attraction.

The museum shop stocks high quality gifts with Celtic and Pictish themes. There are activities for children and videos to watch as well as a suite of interactive computer programmes.

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Interesting & well presented museum

I visited here yesterday as a last minute decision, and I am so glad that i did. what a marvellous place. Wish i could have spent more time there. The displays are thought... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sarah S
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited here yesterday as a last minute decision, and I am so glad that i did. what a marvellous place. Wish i could have spent more time there. The displays are thought provoking & the little gift shop delightful. The ladies who work there are so friendly and helpful.

Thank Sarah S
Dingwall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

popped in when passing through and found the small museum interesting, covering more than expected. The volunteer assistant was very helpful and friendly

Thank Andy L
Stirling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this wee place by accident and so glad we did. Really interesting museum. Beautifully laid out. Admission is free but they rely on donations so please give generously. There was a lovely lady who volunteers there. She was very helpful and full of interesting information. Please visit here - you'll love it!

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Chemainus, Canada
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

We spent an afternoon exploring Rosemarkie, visiting the Fairy Glen, and watching for dolphins, but I must say this was the highlight! To experience such ancient and beautiful art up close like this is inspiring. The replica Pictish harp was a lovely touch. I love that the displays are interactive. The staff was very warm and knowledgeable, their love for... More 

Thank Annaleia
Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Tales of the local Pict's and some of the wonderful items that have been unearthed, the explanation of some of the symbols they used, Play a Pictish Harp or just take in the storyboards or visit their small shop.

Thank Charles G
Surrey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Stunning artwork. The Pictish stones are beautiful and in such good condition. They are very well displayed at the museum and the patterns on the stones stand out well.

Thank Samantha P
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Had an odd minute to pass and so called in and was happy to say I could have spent a lot longer ! Very helpful staff and really lovely display

Thank Sandra C
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is a tiny museum packed with interesting info, the stones were impressive and the interactive displays informative. There is even the chance to try out some rubbings with paper and crayons which my girls liked.

Thank charlie m
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

They’ve certainly packed a lot into a small space! It’s a treasure trove of information on the Picts and local history. Enthusiastic and very knowledgeable staff. Don’t miss it!

Thank Geo-0131
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Knew nothing about the Picts until I went to this small treasure of a museum. The gentleman who worked here was beyond friendly and knowledgeable. He shared and taught us so much about the exhibits and history. Worth a stop...parking right around the corner.

Thank Lesli F

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