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
Kids

Plant Your Own Mini Rainbow Unicorn Garden

Fri 12 Jul: 10:00
Strathearn Community Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Workshop

Cultural Connections - Singing Perthshire

Sat 29 Jun + Sat 13 Jul: 10:00 - 16:00
AK Bell Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Kids

Summertime Picnic and Storytelling

Tue 16 Jul: 10:00
Perth Museum
Culture Perth & Kinross
Workshop

Art Workshop: Activism Patches

Tue 16 Jul: 10:00
North Inch Community Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Workshop

Art Workshop - Stained Glass Unicorns at North Inch Campus Library

Thu 18 Jul: 14:00
Blairgowrie Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Workshop

Art Workshop - Stained Glass Unicorns at Blairgowrie Library

Sat 20 Jul: 10:00
Perth Museum
Culture Perth & Kinross
Kids

Art Workshop - Junk Model Unicorns at Perth Museum

Mon 22 Jul: 10:00
Strathearn Community Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Workshop

Art Workshop - Junk Model Unicorns at Strathearn Community Library

Tue 23 Jul: 10:00
Breadalbane Community Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Workshop

Art Workshop - Stained Glass Unicorns at Breadalbane Community Library

Tue 23 Jul: 14:00
Strathearn Community Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Kids

Family Show - The Land of The Unicorn at Strathearn Community Library

Wed 24 Jul: 11:00
Breadalbane Community Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Kids

Family Show - The Land of The Unicorn at Breadalbane Community Library

Wed 24 Jul: 14:00
Scone Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Kids

Family Show - The Land of The Unicorn at Scone Library

Thu 25 Jul: 11:00
Loch Leven Community Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Kids

Family Show - The Land of The Unicorn at Loch Leven community Library

Thu 25 Jul: 14:00
AK Bell Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Workshop

“Make it Yours” Decoupage Workshop at AK Bell Library

Thu 25 Jul: 14:00
Auchterarder Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Kids

Family Show - The Land of The Unicorn at Auchterarder Library

Fri 26 Jul: 11:00
North Inch Community Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Kids

Family Show - The Land of The Unicorn at North Inch Community Library

Fri 26 Jul: 14:00
Auchterarder Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Kids

Art Workshop - Stained Glass Unicorns at Auchterarder Library

Fri 26 Jul: 14:00
Perth Museum
Culture Perth & Kinross
Kids

Lari Don and The Legend Of The First Unicorn

Fri 26 Jul: 10:00
Blairgowrie Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Kids

Family Show - The Land of The Unicorn at Blairgowrie Library

Sat 27 Jul: 11:00
AK Bell Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Kids

Family Show - The Land of The Unicorn AK Bell Library

Sat 27 Jul: 14:00
Perth Museum
Culture Perth & Kinross
Kids

Art Workshop - Stained Glass Unicorns at Perth Museum

Mon 29 Jul: 10:00
Perth Art Gallery
Culture Perth & Kinross
Kids

The Magic Of Storytelling with Ross MacKay

Wed 31 Jul: 11:00
Scone Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Kids

Art Workshop - Stained Glass Unicorns at Scone Library

Wed 31 Jul: 14:00
AK Bell Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Kids

Art Workshop - Junk Model Unicorns at AK Bell Library

Thu 1 Aug: 10:00
Loch Leven Community Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Kids

Art Workshop - Junk Model Unicorns at Loch Leven Library

Thu 1 Aug: 14:00
Strathearn Community Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Kids

Brainstorm, Problem-Solve and Innovate!

6 Aug 2024: 10:00
Perth Museum
Culture Perth & Kinross
Exhibition

Drag Takeover - Kings, Queens and Unicorns

Thu 8 Aug 2024: 19:30
Perth Museum
Culture Perth & Kinross
Exhibition

From Taonga puoro to Piob Mhor: Bringing cultures together

Thu 15 Aug: 19:00
Perth Art Gallery
Culture Perth & Kinross
Talks + Events

Not Just a Craft or Profession: Bet Low and JD Fergusson

Thu 22 Aug: 19:00
Perth Museum
Culture Perth & Kinross
Tour

Jacobite City Tours

Thu 20 Jun + Sat 24 Aug: 11:00 + 14:00
Perth Museum
Culture Perth & Kinross
Tour

Medieval City Tours

Sun 25 Aug 11:00 + 14:00
Perth Art Gallery
Culture Perth & Kinross
Talks + Events

Return of the King - the reign of James I and Perth

Thu 29 Aug: 19:00
Perth Museum
Culture Perth & Kinross
Talks + Events

Hunting The Unicorn - Artists Panel

Thu 5 Sep: 19:00
North Inch Community Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Talks + Events

An Evening with Peter May

Tue 17 Sep: 19:00
Perth Museum
Culture Perth & Kinross
Talks + Events

From Sueno’s Stone to the Seal of Scone Abbey - the iconography of Scottish king-making

Thu 19 Sep: 19:30
Loch Leven Community Library
Culture Perth & Kinross
Talks + Events

80th Anniversary – The Battle of Arnhem

Thu 19 Sep: 19:00

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.