Stone of Destiny arrives at its new home in Perth Museum

Perth Museum, a redeveloped Edwardian building is due to open at the end of March 2024. Image © Greg Holmes

The Stone of Destiny, also known as the Stone of Scone, has left Edinburgh Castle during a ceremony attended by First Minister Humza Yousaf and arrived at its new home, Perth Museum, which is due to open at the end of this month.

This marks the first time in more than 700 years that the Stone has returned to Perthshire and it will be a central attraction of the new museum housed in the former Perth City Hall. This Edwardian building was saved from demolition by Historic England in 2012 and in 2019, work began on a £27 million redevelopment project to transform the building into a museum.

It is expected that demand to see the Stone will be high and free tickets to view it on the Museum's opening weekend, (30-31 March) will be released online at 10am on 22 March. Visitors will be taken on a 10-minute immersive, journey through the Stone’s long and mysterious history, before seeing the Stone.