Welcome to the Tarbat Discovery Centre

The Tarbat Discovery Centre is a museum, learning and activity centre dedicated to displaying and preserving the heritage of the Tarbat peninsula. Housed in the refurbished Old Parish Church, it is the site of the only Pictish monastic settlement excavated in Scotland to date.

The Centre displays many of the artefacts uncovered during the extensive archaeological investigations of the site along with local exhibitions, parish records, photographic archives and more.

The Centre had a good finish to the year-end.
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The Picts of Scotland North of the Firth of Forth were a key part of the British Isles' early ethnic landscape. From the first reference to them in Roman texts in the late third century A.D. to their tenth century disappearance from records, they helped to shape the history of Britain.
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In the summer we spent 6 weeks excavating three sites in the region.
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At this point, the Centre continues to have quite a successful year compared to 2013.
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Two new objects are now on display at the Centre.
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In response to the impending budget cuts in 2015.


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