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Meigle Sculptured Stones
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.
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Great experience, decided to visit on the off change after visiting Pictoria a few days into our trip to Scotland. Husband decided we would pop to Meigle which was close to where we were staying, and what a lovely afternoon we had chatting to Lynda and finding out so much more information about the Picts and all the stories and theories behind the artwork on the stones. Extremely fascinating, especially we our own tour as we were the only visitors at the time! Also a great general chat about our lives and plans with Lynda, such a lovely lady! Definitely brightened up our afternoon.

2  Thank Ellie H
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

In this small, unassuming museum you will find one of the foremost exhibits of Pictish stones anywhere and it is well worth the trip. Excellent staff insights add to the interest and I could happily spend hours marveling at this collection. Lynda M was working the day we visited and was absolutely awesome, spending a ton of time with us discussing each stone, the history of the Picts, and generously sharing her expertise in and enthusiasm for the subject. One of the highlights of our trip!

4  Thank SconeGoatLover
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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.

1  Thank Julie S
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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.

Thank Stuant63
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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.

Thank Bob J
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