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New Perth Museum opens with Stone of Destiny as centrepiece

The new Perth Museum will open its doors on Saturday 30 March 2024 following a £27 million redevelopment. It will highlight the fascinating objects and stories that put Perth and Kinross at the centre of Scotland’s story.

The museum will house one of Scotland and the UK’s most significant historical objects – the Stone of Destiny, also known as the Stone of Scone. This will mark the Stone’s return to Perthshire after over 700 years and it will be free for all to view.

Besides the Stone, the museum will display Perth & Kinross’s Recognised Collections of National Significance, as well as iconic loans and exhibitions from the UK and abroad. The Museum will be situated in an Edwardian building with a rich history of hosting various events such as markets, concerts, political conferences and wrestling matches.

The building has been renovated by award-winning architects, Mecanoo, to transform it into a major visitor attraction. The museum will also feature a café, shop, and learning and events spaces.

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