Tarbat Discovery Centre Museum

Tarbat Discovery Centre Museum, Portmahomack, Highlands, Scotland

Opened in 1999, the Tarbat Discovery Centre is a museum with an award-winning archaeology programme and lies at the heart of an intensely interesting peninsula.

The unique Pictish Treasury houses finds made during archaeological excavations of the Pictish monastery which lies beneath and around the church. The Centre enjoys a special collaboration with National Museums Scotland allowing these national treasures to be displayed in Portmahomack.

The A listed Tarbat Old Parish Church, home to the Discovery Centre Museum, is in itself an historic time line of a number of churches that have stood on this very spot with the remains of the crypt dating from as early as the 8th century.

Amongst the things you can enjoy are: World class Pictish art; Iron Age finds; Photographic archive; The tale of an horrific clan massacre; Historical local records; The only WW2 concrete practice torpedo on display in the UK; Children's activity facilities; Audio visual displays; Beautiful location.

The Centre is open for pre-booked visits. To comply with government guidance visits are limited to one hour for up to 6 people. Booking details can be found on our website.

Admissions: -

Under 13 years: FREE
13 to 17 years: GBP4.00
18 to 65 years: GBP5.00
65 years and over: GBP4.00
Concessions: GBP4.00
Group discounts on application


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