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Article published 26/03/2024

The countdown is on and we’re looking forward to the much-anticipated opening of Perth Museum on Saturday 30 March. But what will this mean for your business?  

We’ve pulled together some helpful information and resources to share with your visitors, and make the most of this exciting opportunity.  

About Perth Museum

The new Perth Museum is set to open its doors on Saturday 30 March, which will permanently display fascinating objects and stories that put Perth and Kinross at the heart of Scotland's story. This world-class cultural and heritage attraction will have on display the iconic Stone of Destiny (Stone of Scone) as its centrepiece. 

Find out more on the Perth Museum website.

Opening weekend celebrations

The Perth Museum opening weekend celebrations take place across Saturday 30 March and Sunday 31 March with a series of exciting events and activities.  

“Stories from Perth” will take centre stage as part of the opening celebrations. Seven unique stories and performances will take place including: 

  • James I by local comedian Bruce Fummey | 12pm and 12.30pm from the Mill Street Plaza

  • Frederick Douglass by Poet and Actor Courtney Stoddart | 12.20pm and 2.50pm from the Mill Street Plaza 

  • Suffragettes by Perth Festival of the Arts performed by the Debra and Craigie Choir | 1pm and 3.30pm


  • The Traveller by Storyteller Jess Smith | 1.20pm and 3.50pm

  • An Exchange of Words by playwright and director JD Henshaw | 1.40pm and 4.10pm  

  • Georgina Ballantine by Neve Renwick | 1pm and 3.30pm 

  • Adventure Circus’ new performance inspired by The Legend of Kinnoull Hill | Saturday 30 March | Norrie Miller Walk (free but tickets must be booked in advance) 

Find out more about all these performances on the Perth Museum website. 

  • Free workshops, a spectacular fire display and family activities

    From making your own Māori musical instrument, to an afternoon of crafting mythical creatures – check out the Perth Museum website for a list of these upcoming events. 

  • Stone of Destiny

    Tickets to view the Stone of Destiny on the opening weekend, 30 and 31 March 2024, will be released online at 10.00am on 22 March 2024 via Perthshire Box Office. Tickets to view the Stone of Destiny are free.

    The Stone of Destiny experience will be at the heart of the new museum and will take visitors on a 10-minute immersive journey through the Stone's long and mysterious history, before providing an up-close encounter with the object itself.

    The first timeslot available for bookings will be at 12.30pm on 30 March 2024.

    Find out more. 

There will be a carnival atmosphere in Perth to mark the occasion. This includes song, stories and an incendiary display by Dragonfyre among the many highlights. 


Live entertainment

The Highlight Spot, a stage on Perth High Street, will entertain visitors with a range of live entertainment across the weekend from local acts such as True Gents and Tabernacle, as well as traditional music and dance. 

Share the news 

The team at Perth Museum has created information for you to easily share on your social media channels and website. All you need to do is copy and share. 

Suggested social media posts  

  • 🏛️ The wait is nearly over! On 30 March 2024, Perth Museum opens its doors. The debut exhibition will explore the world of unicorns! For details about this exhibition and booking tickets, head over to their website:
  • SO excited about the new @PerthMuseumUK! This week the museum is all set to open its doors to the public after a £27 million transformation. There's also the opportunity to be up close to the Stone of Destiny. Tickets are now available on their website
  • Get ready to explore the fascinating world of unicorns at Perth Museum's opening on 30 March 2024! Visit their website for more information and to secure your tickets. 

Suggested website copy 

The new Perth Museum, a cultural and heritage site, will showcase the intriguing artefacts and tales that place Perth and Kinross at the heart of Scotland’s history.

Central to the museum will be the Stone of Destiny, also known as the Stone of Scone, a highly significant historical artefact of Scotland and the UK. Making its return to Perthshire after more than 700 years, the stone will be the highlight of the new museum and will be accessible to everyone free of charge.

Once opened...

The doors of the new Perth Museum are now open to the public following a £27 million redevelopment project. This remarkable cultural and heritage destination showcases the captivating objects and stories that have shaped Perth and Kinross as a focal point of Scotland’s history.

Central to the museum is the Stone of Destiny, also known as the Stone of Scone, a highly significant historical artefact for Scotland and the UK. After more than 700 years, the stone has returned to Perthshire and takes its place as the centrepiece of the museum. The museum is accessible to all visitors free of charge.

Videos and images

A collection of free images of the museum can be downloaded for use across your own channels.

To access these images:

There will be more images and footage of the museum available for download in the coming weeks. 


  • (X) Twitter @PerthMuseumUK
  • Instagram @PerthMuseumUK
  • Facebook @PerthMuseum

A large outside door to a museum

Make your business stand out

With lots of interest from visitors far and wide looking to visit Perth and the museum make sure your business listing on is up-to-date.

Inspire visitors with updated imagery, and engaging information on what you offer. Take a look at our handy guide for some tips.  

Digital support 

We’ve got it in abundance – take a look at the range of digital advice and support available to help your business stand out online.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity for people to find your business when they're searching for things to do and places to stay in the area.  


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