The Stone of Destiny

Exhibition
Perth Museum
Culture Perth & Kinross
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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.

You must arrive on time for your booking. We cannot guarantee entry if you miss your allocated slot due to the timed and immersive nature of the experience. Please note that bag searches may be in effect, so we recommend arriving at least 30 minutes early for your timeslot, especially on opening weekend.

We welcome wheelchair and mobility scooter users in the Stone of Destiny, but please note, buggies and large bags cannot be accommodated.

If you plan on visiting Perth Museum as part of group, please visit this page for more information on how Perth Museum can accommodate your group visit.

Photography and videography of any kind is not allowed.

The Stone of Destiny © Historic Environment Scotland

Dates
Mon – Sun: Times Vary
Tickets Price

Free

Age Restrictons

Perth Museum

St John’s Place, Perth, PH1 5SZ

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.

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