Museum of Abernethy

Museum of Abernethy outside front

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The Museum of Abernethy lies on the site of an eleventh-century Culdees monastery, close to one of only two eleventh-century round towers (mysterious buildings constructed by the Picts) in Scotland.

The museum offers displays about the town of Abernethy and its people in both ancient and modern times. Learn about the 3,000-year old logboat recovered in 2007; the Roman legionary fortress at Carpow; Abernethy as a Pictish capital, and as an important religious centre during early Christian times; as the place where Malcolm Canmore met William the Conqueror; and so on down to WWII when Abernethy was home to many Polish troops.

There are also displays about local industries and businesses, church and school, and, in the museum's secluded ‘monastic’ garden, about Tay salmon fishing, agriculture and ‘the berries’. Abernethy's acclaimed Millennium quilt is on permanent display. Others exhibits tell the stories of famous people with an Abernethy connection, including Bonnie Prince Charlie, Robert Louis Stevenson and Winston Churchill.

There is something for everyone at the museum. Join us for a wonderful day out!

Abernethy Replica war memorial
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