Perth Museum Opening Weekend

Perth Museum, a place of cultural significance, officially opens its doors on Saturday, 30th March. Don’t miss your chance to get the first free tickets to visit the Stone of Destiny on the opening weekend, 30 and 31 March 2024. You can conveniently book online via Perthshire Box Office, simply select your preferred date and time, and complete the booking process. 


The first booking timeslot will be at 12:30pm on 30 March 2024. Tickets are timed at 10-minute intervals and, from the 25 March 2024, can be booked up to seven days in advance. A limited number of tickets are also available to book in person on the day of your visit on a first-come, first-served basis.  

The Stone of Destiny experience is at the heart of the new museum. It’s also one of Scotland and the UK’s most significant historical objects, returning to Perthshire for the first time in over 700 years. Visitors will be taken on a 10-minute immersive journey through the Stone's long and mysterious history before providing an up-close encounter with the impressive object itself.




To celebrate the museum opening, a fantastic events programme will also take place across the city to mark this iconic building and exhibitions. Events will take place throughout the city centre, around the museum, at the Perth Art Gallery, and beyond.

Details of when all these exciting events are happening, along with the Museum's Souvenir Opening Programme, can be found here.

Perth will be buzzing with a diverse range of events, from songs and stories to an enchanting display by Dragonfyre, marking the occasion with flair. 

Perth Art Gallery invites everyone to create Mythical Beasts and Heraldic Symbols. In a creative writing workshop, kids can also write their own magical creature story.



Renowned comedian Bruce Fummey will entertain audiences with a new show delving into the intriguing history of James I, and Scottish Caribbean poet Courtney Stoddart will enlighten listeners with tales of Frederick Douglass's remarkable journey. 



Author Jess Smith, who lives near Comrie, will recite stories of Perth and Kinross Travellers. 

There will be some marvellous music over the weekend, including the Craigie Choir, who will perform a newly commissioned song commemorating the march of 3,000 women towards Perth Prison in protest against the force-feeding of suffragettes. 


It's going to be an unmissable weekend of fun for everyone. With all the bars and restaurants open, why not plan to stay a bit longer in town and treat yourself to afternoon tea or a meal out?