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“If you've got the Historic Scotland pass, don't miss it!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Meigle Sculptured Stones

Meigle Sculptured Stones
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US$38.28*
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Historic Scotland Explorer Pass
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Meigle
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Owner description: The Picts in stone - Meigle Museum has an impressive collection of Pictish carved sculpture, including cross slabs, recumbent gravestones, a hogback stone and rare architectural fragments. These demonstrate both the artistic vigour of Pictish society and the skill of its stonecarvers.The former schoolhouse housing the collection backs onto the graveyard where most of the stones were found. The present church at Meigle dates to around 1870, but there has probably been a church on this site for over a thousand years.
Santa Monica, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“If you've got the Historic Scotland pass, don't miss it!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

We stopped in here on our way to Glamis Castle mostly because we had the Historic Scotland Explorer pass, and it was free. This is a tiny museum next to a very old churchyard (next door you can see several really old gravestones from the 16-1700s), and most of the Pictish stones were found in the churchyard or very nearby. I really enjoyed the insight into this period of Scottish history, with the stones left behind by a group we don't know much about (they had no written language). Be aware that they are closed for lunch, and there is usually only one staff member there. This meant that the very knowledgeable, enthusiastic woman giving us background info had to keep pausing to sell tickets to newcomers.

Visited July 2013
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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“Meigle Sculptured Stones Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

A really nice little museum packed with many complete Pictish Symbol Stones and many fragments of them - all found very near the present site, I believe. It's great to see these presented so well and kept safe from weathering in the Scottish elements. The guide Lynda M was very helpful and informative and is ever ready with an answer to any questions you care to come up with.

Visited July 2013
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Canby, Oregon
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“A Must for Scottish History Buffs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013

The little Historic Scotland run museum is one of the best places to see ancient Pictish stones and carvings and learn about their history. The small book self has some very good materials for those wanting to do more research. Great place to browse among the stones and marvel at their history. Be sure wander in the churchyard next door to the museum--it has some very fine carvings.

Visited May 2013
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Bristol, Tennessee
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“A Gem of a Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

Under the care of Historic Scotland, the Meigle museum houses the largest single collection of carved Pictish stones in Scotland. The present manager, Lynda, is exceedingly knowledgeable about these stones (and most of the others in Scotland). If you want to become well-informed about the stones, Meigle is the place to go and Lynda is the person to see. Places like this are rare and, with budget problems, are in danger. Join Historic Scotland and help keep these places open and thriving.

Visited May 2013
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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“Pictish stones”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2013

This small museum has a great collection of Pictish stone carvings, kept inside out of the weather. We were fortunate to benefit from the extensive knowledge of guide Lynda, who is also studying for her PhD in a related field. A wonderful place to learn about Pictish symbols and styles.

Visited April 2013
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