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Perth Museum and Art Gallery

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Address: 78 George Street, Perth, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1738 632488
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Culture is at the very heart of Perth and Kinross. Artists, writers and...

Culture is at the very heart of Perth and Kinross. Artists, writers and musicians across the ages have found their inspiration here by the River Tay. Perth Museum and Art Gallery houses one of the oldest museum collections in the UK. Our changing exhibition programme explores the heritage and creativity of Perthshire - with a unique selection of art, natural history and archaeology on display to bring these stories to life. The venue also hosts contemporary touring exhibitions. A warm welcome is extended to all, with free activities in the galleries and an annual programme of events to support the exhibitions. The museum offers disabled access, parking nearby and a gift shop.

We are open

Monday - Saturday 10 am- 5 pm with

Sunday opening April - October 10 am- 5 pm

Admission is FREE.

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Always look in when we go to perth

Every time we go to Perth we make a point of popping in to the museum and art gallery. Is the art always to my taste? No. Does it matter? No. Because it's free entry! This time... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we go to Perth we make a point of popping in to the museum and art gallery. Is the art always to my taste? No. Does it matter? No. Because it's free entry! This time there was a great exhibition on Scottish nature. In the past there was a great display of old photos of when the river... More 

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Thank frootloops
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you are perth must go down memory lane to see the national gallery . Simple and interactive will lead you towards the Perth we see today . Spend few hours there .staff is very helpful .worth visiting .

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Thank mehr7
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's something always something special in this consistently interesting Museum and Art Gallery...at least, on any of the many times I have been there. Popped in to see what's new this weekend, on a bitterly biting but dry day outside. and discovered to my absolute delight that there's a great exhibition of military-related artefacts, drawings, sculpture and paintings on display... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I've lived in Scone for about 7 years and PMAG was one of my favorite place in Perth. I had been here so many times that I don't even know exact number. I love this museum. It's very good organized inside. You can find from ancient to modern exhibitions. The museum is absolutely free and very popular. It's not possible... More 

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Thank Yury M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We visited Perth on a rainy and wet Saturday so opted to visit the Museum and Art Gallery for the first time. We went away knowing a lot more about Perth. We'll need to make a return visit as we only managed to get round the museum so look forward to going round the art gallery soon. Well organised and... More 

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Thank scottishsalmon1058
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

It was amazing. I have been a few times but one of the best ones was when I went to see the mummy that was there. Amazing for all ages and some cool technology parts as well

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Thank luvtrip321
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We visited perth yesterday and were all shopped out so decided to give this place a visit,not too big but good few things to see would suit children too and it's free

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Thank Carolyn C
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I liked the fact it was free and you could enjoy a range of exhibits but I feel like some of the exhibits were lacking in content and information.

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Thank Sarah T
Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

You must visit this museum if only for the antique oil paintings. The building has also lots of history and is very beautiful.

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Thank Allen W
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Great local wildlife exhibition. The temporary exhibition on !war" was very thought provoking. Some areas seemed a little dated. Could do with a bit of TLC. Otherwise very good. Staff excellent

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