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Article published 05/07/2024

Perth museum on target

Perth Museum officially welcomed 100,000 visitors through its doors since its opening on 30 March 2024. This achievement has out-performed initial projections and is a testament to the museum’s wide appeal, to locals and tourists alike.

The five-star attraction has an annual target of 167,000 visitors, and has now reached 60% of it in just three months. This follows a huge interest in the museum since its opening, which includes the success of Stone, the Museum's cafe. 

The 100,000th visitors, Chris and Maja McEwan from Poland and Jill McEwan from Perth, arrived at 12.05pm on the 3 July. To commemorate this milestone, Chris, Maja and Jill were presented with a commemorative goody bag.

The Stone of Destiny

Perth Museum is the proud new home of The Stone of Destiny and features Perth and Kinross’s Recognised Collections of National Significance.

The Stone of Destiny experience is at the heart of the new museum, and takes visitors on a 10-minute immersive journey through the stone's long and mysterious history. The experience includes a the opportunity to see the stone up-close. 

The museum's £27 million transformation of the former Edwardian City Hall building was made possible by a £10 million UK Government investment, through the Tay Cities Region Deal, and funding from Perth and Kinross Council.

two people walign through doors of amuseumn that reads "The stone of Destiny" the image is slightly blurred

The museum is open seven days a week, from 10am to 5pm, with extended hours until 7pm on Thursday's.

Admission to the museum and The Stone of Destiny exhibit is free. The museum also features a temporary exhibition, Unicorn, with tickets priced at £10 for adults and £8 for concessions. Children under 10 years old can enjoy the exhibition free of charge.

Find out more on Perth Museum's website

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