Perth Museum and Art Gallery is the main museum and exhibition space in the city of Perth, Scotland. It is located in the Marshall Monument, named in memory of Thomas Hay Marshall, a former provost of Perth.Add Perth Museum and Art Gallery and other attractions to your Perth trip itinerary using our Perth trip itinerary tool.
The museum's location was formerly the site of a late 12th-century motte and bailey castle, built in 1160 to protect the Tay crossing. A great flood in 1209 washed the Castle away. The King, William I, was staying in it at the time and had to escape with his wife and entourage by boat to Scone.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
Perth Museum and Art Gallery reviews
Excellent story-telling for this part of Scotland. The complicated geology of Perthshire and Kinross is explained well. Great selection of childrens' pocket-money ideas in the gift shop. Before...
Excellent story-telling for this part of Scotland. The complicated geology of Perthshire and Kinross is explained well. Great selection of childrens' pocket-money ideas in the gift shop. Before... more »
Can't really complain given that it's free, but not a huge amount to see inside and not much of a visitor journey through the museum. Worth a look if you're nearby though.
Can't really complain given that it's free, but not a huge amount to see inside and not much of a visitor journey through the museum. Worth a look if you're nearby though. more »
small but worth visit place with very kind staffs
This is a great visit. We were met on entry by a friendly and helpful member of the museum team and given a useful briefing. The museum is very well curated with a collection that will appeal to all interests and ages. The permanent collection has some remarkably good pieces. The special exhibition when we visited covered the many aspects of SIN and was well presented and well thought-out. The museum also has a small gift shop focusing more on quality than quantity (hand-crafted soaps, artisanal chocolate etc) and toilets. I would happily visit again. Thank you Perth Museum
Plan your trip to Perth
- Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
- Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
- Book itChoose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
- Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Perth
Side trips from Perth
Hidden gems in Perth
Historic Sites in Perth
Parks in Perth
Trips in Perth Museum and Art Gallery by other users
28 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Edinburgh Stirling Arbroath 18 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM CANADA Glasgow Inverness Perth 60 days in Scotland & Perth and Kinross BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Edinburgh Kirkwall Durness 14 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM SPAIN Edinburgh St. Andrews Aviemore 40 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Glasgow Edinburgh Dundee 54 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND Edinburgh Dundee Aviemore