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“A tranquil and relaxing spot”

Tarbat Discovery Centre
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 their way of life on this intensely historic peninsula. ‘A’ Listed Tarbat Old Parish Church, home to the Discovery Centre, is in itself an historic timeline of six churches that have stood on this site with the remains of part of the crypt dating from as early as the 8th century. On display, beautiful sculpture and craft-working objects, architectural features, local exhibitions, photo archives and detailed interpretation provide the contents of our Museum – ‘a real gem of history well worth the visit.'
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 29 March 2012

Having visited Portmahomack, it is a small fishing village with so much atmosphere and an excellent eating place as well. A trip to the Discovery Centre and the old church is essential, but it is well worth following the road out to Tarbatness lighthouse and go round the nature walk looking out for seals and dolphins. A very atmospheric place, and well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 16 February 2012

Great place to visit while in the area. Lots of things to keep the kids busy!

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Reviewed 18 October 2011

The helpfulness of the staff at the Centre was great. I was tracking down some of my ancestors who are buried in Tarbat old church grave yard

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Reviewed 27 June 2010

Visited Portmahomack 12th - 19th June 2010. Went to the Tarbat Discovery Centre on the last day and was so pleased we had taken the time to do it. The journey starts out in the carpark; continues through the churchyard and once inside the church itself, you cannot believe the amount of information and the different displays and photographs etc over three floors. And there is a 10 minute video in a designated viewing area. There is so much in such a relatively small church it is totally unbelievable. It is a very interesting place and very important to the local community. We hope everyone that visits the area visits the centre and does what they can to keep the centre from threatening closure.

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Reviewed 18 June 2017
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