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Meigle Sculptured Stones Museum, Meigle

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The Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum is a permanent exhibition of 27 carved Pictish stones in the centre of the village of Meigle in eastern Scotland. It lies on the A94 road running from Coupar Angus to Forfar. The museum occupies the former parish school, built 1844. The collection of stones implies that an important church was located nearby, or perhaps a monastery. There is an early historical record of the work of Thana, son of Dudabrach, who was at Meigle (recorded as Migdele) in the middle of the 9th century during the reign of King Pherath. Thana was likely to have been a monk serving as a scribe in a local monastery that could have been founded in the 8th century. The stones contained in the museum were all found near Meigle, mostly in the neighbouring churchyard or used in the construction of the old church. The present church building dates to about 1870, the previous building having been destroyed in a fire on 28 March 1869. The stones were rescued by William Galloway immediately after the fire. The stones are Christian monuments to the dead of the Pictish warrior aristocracy, who are depicted on the stones bearing their weapons or hunting.
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  • We flew in on a Sunday morning and drove directly to the museum because it's only open Fri - Sun and otherwise we would have missed it. If you're interested in the Picts I think this is a must see... 
    We flew in on a Sunday morning and drove directly to the museum because it's only open Fri - Sun and otherwise we would have missed it. If you're interested in the Picts I think this is a must see...  more »
  • The lady who sold the tickets also offered to give some explanation. Het knowledge made this a very interesting museum visit. 
    The lady who sold the tickets also offered to give some explanation. Het knowledge made this a very interesting museum visit.  more »
  • Very friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. Stones are awesome and numerous. Getting so close up to such winders is a privilege. 
    Very friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. Stones are awesome and numerous. Getting so close up to such winders is a privilege.  more »

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