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“a little gem”
Review of Groam House Museum

Groam House Museum
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Inverness, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“a little gem”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Informative without being boring. Very helpful
l volunteer manning the desk - going the extra mile to help.

Visited June 2014
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UK
Level 6 Contributor
209 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

A delightful, very interesting, small museum. The introductory film was very informative, and gave me a greater understanding of the Picts. Great use made of a relatively small space, and some nice items in the shop. Very helpful staff.

Visited May 2014
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2 Thank CazBUk
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“History lesson”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Didn't know anything about the strange stones,called picties,The staff were very keen to tell us about it, you could see the stones,and if you couldn't mangage the stairs, there was a video which you could watch. Very extensive products and books which you cold buy

Visited May 2014
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2 Thank whitespirit13
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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Small but informative”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

What a great little museum this is and it's free! Exhibits are well presented and informative on the Picts.
Staff very friendly and keen to help in any way. There was a very interesting and educational video with the choice of three subjects to choose from.
Nice little gift shop.
A good visit for young and old alike.

Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Charles H
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit.”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

http://www.groamhouse.org.uk/index.asp?pageid=431006
Free entry which is always good for families, but please leave a donation if you can, and you may be asked some tourism survey questions, that we were pleased to answer.
We also found the lady on duty when we visited to be warm, welcoming and informative. It's a VERY long time since I heard of the Picts and the Scots in school, and it was good to learn more about these mysterious people, and the Pictish trails throughout scotland.
There are plenty of things to see although this is quite a small museum, and parking is free. The museum is on two floors, and if you can't make it upstairs the staff are only too pleased to describe for you with the aid of photographs what you would see upstairs. There is also a video that can be viewed. Children can have activity sheets and can also complete rubbings with crayons of Pictish symbols. Well worth a visit in my opinion, if you have the opportunity, check the website before you visit

Visited August 2013
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3 Thank Tommo47
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