Inside our museum

Just a handful of miles from the North Coast 500 route, is a unique step back in ancient history

COLLECTIONS

THE TREASURY

The treasury hosts the Pictish carvings and many other finds, including the Viking Silver Hoard. Here you can marvel at the sheer beauty of the medieval stonework and read in depth accounts of the many rare items uncovered at the site.

THE LAIRD'S LOFT

The Laird’s Loft Theatre houses the main audio-visual programme. Sit back and take a journey through time, as we show you what life would have been like when Tarbat was a busy medieval settlement.

The theatre also doubles as an 'out of hours' events room and may be used for temporary displays or exhibitions.

ST COLMANS GALLERY

The exciting new displays features: Burying the Dead, The Bull Fort at Burghead, Forging Power - Pictish Politics, The Origin of the Picts and the latest news from the Northern Picts Project.

MEZZANINE GALLERY

Displaying our Tarbatness Lighthouse exhibition, with copies of Stevenson’s original plans for building the lighthouse, and a gallery of stunning astronomical photographs taken by local astronomer Denis Buczynski.


ACTIVITY AREA

The Activity Area has a wealth of pictorial information ranging from local Farming to Primary School photographs. This area also has many stone and wooden blocks that children and adults can do rubbings on as well as many colouring in sheets to choose from too.

THE CRYPT

The Crypt at the Tarbat Discovery Centre is
a barrel-vaulted, ancient sacred space with
appropriate solemnity.
You will find out how, in late medieval times,
it was the site of an infamous local atrocity.

WEST END AND THE SHOP

The Shop and West End show off the fine architecture of the Discovery Centre. The shop stocks a fine selection of books on the Picts, Scottish history and other local interests, as well as a range of Pictish and Celtic jewellery and gifts to remind you of your visit.

Ⓒ Tarbat Discovery Centre 2019

Tarbat Discovery Centre
Tarbatness Road
Portmahomack
Tain
IV20 1YA

Registered Charity SC024422
Phone: 01862 871351

email:
admin@tarbat-discovery.co.uk