culture perth and kinross

Culture Perth & Kinross are the charitable trust who look after and manage Perth Museum, Perth Art Gallery, Perth and Kinross Archives, and Culture Perth and Kinross Library Service. On this page you will find information on events, exhibitions and ticketing options for The Stone of Destiny (available 22nd March at 10am). You can support the work Culture Perth and Kinross does by donation.

THE STONE of destiny EXPERIENCE

At the heart of the new Perth Museum lies the Stone of Destiny, also known as the Stone of Scone. The Stone of Destiny is an ancient symbol of Scottish monarchy and kingdom, and an object of utmost importance to both Scotland and the UK.  Still used to crown kings and queens of the United Kingdom today – most recently King Charles III in May 2023 – the Stone has returned to its home in Perthshire for the first time in 700 years, and is now available to view for free. Visitors will be taken on a 10-minute immersive, journey through the Stone’s long and mysterious history, before getting up close to the object itself.

Tickets will be released every Monday at 10am.They will be released in weekly batches, up to 14 days in advance of your visit.

Tickets are timed at 10-minute intervals. We recommend booking in advance to guarantee your spot. A limited number of tickets are also available to book in-person at the Museum on the day of your visit, on a first come, first served basis.

 The Stone of Destiny © Historic Environment Scotland

UPCOMING events

AK Bell Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Talks + Events

Friends of William Soutar Birthday Lecture with Frieda Morrison

Fri 26 Apr: 18:00
The Fergusson Gallery
Culture Perth & Kinross
Tour

Soutar Walk with Iain Mackintosh

Sat 27 Apr: 10:00
AK Bell Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Kids

 Stories wi Scots and other Leids fir Bairnies

Sat 27 Apr: 11:00
AK Bell Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Talks + Events

Homecoming Tales with Billy Kay: A Journey Through Ayrshire's Heart

Sat 27 Apr: 11:00
AK Bell Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Talks + Events

A Panel of Poets with Hannah Lavery, Imogen Stirling and Ross MacKay

Sat 27 Apr: 18:00
AK Bell Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Kids

Scots Storytelling

Sat 27 Apr: 14:30
Perth Art Gallery
Culture Perth & Kinross
Kids

Magic Of Storytelling with Ross Mackay

Sun 28 Apr: 11:00
Perth Art Gallery
Culture Perth & Kinross
Workshop

The World Beyond with Rebecca Sharp

Sun 28 Apr: 13:00
Strathearn Community Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Talks + Events

The Dead Of Oban

Thu 6 Jun: 19:30
Strathearn Community Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Talks + Events

What Doesn't Kill Us

Thu 27 Jun: 19:30
Perth Museum
Culture Perth & Kinross
Exhibition

Unicorn

Sat 30 Mar - Sun 22 Sep
Perth Museum
Culture Perth & Kinross
Exhibition

The Stone of Destiny

Mon – Sun: Times Vary

Venues

Perth Art Gallery

Perth Art Gallery, one of the UK's oldest collections, features works by influential modern Scottish artists, including Joan Eardley, Sir William MacTaggart, Calum Colvin, and Alison Watt. The gallery offers family activities, a shop, a coffee bar, and toilets.

Perth Museum

Perth Museum will open its doors on 30 March 2024 after a £27 million redevelopment project. This world-class cultural and heritage attraction will highlight the fascinating objects and stories that put Perth and Kinross at the centre of Scotland’s story.

AK bell library

The AK Bell Library is the main public library for Perth & Kinross. This bright building is a great place to relax and learn about the history and culture of Perthshire.

PERTH MUSEUM

Perth Museum will open its doors on 30 March 2024 after a £27 million redevelopment project. This world-class cultural and heritage attraction will highlight the fascinating objects and stories that put Perth and Kinross at the centre of Scotland’s story.

The Museum is housed in a heritage Edwardian building that once served as a gathering place hosting everything from markets and concerts, to political conferences and wrestling matches. This historic venue has been transformed into a major visitor attraction by award-winning architects Mecanoo.