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Fair Maid's House Visitor and Education Centre

North Port, Perth PH1 5LU, Scotland
+44 1738 455050
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Unless you love Geography...

I only went because of its literacy association with Walter Scott's Fair Maid of Perth, but turned... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Little gem and free to boot!

What an unexpected (pleasant) surprise. The Fair Maid's House is an excellent little diversion in... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2016
Mark C
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The RSGS Fair Maid's House Visitor and Education Centre is a geographical delight housed in the oldest secular building in Perth. Visitors can watch the planet from space in the Earth Room, see the continents evolve and learn about the hottest and coldest places on Earth in the Education Room and learn about maps and explorers, or curl up with a book, in the Explorer's Room. Admission is Free (donations are very welcome!). Open Tuesday - Saturday, 1pm til 4:30pm until late October.
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North Port, Perth PH1 5LU, Scotland
+44 1738 455050
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

I only went because of its literacy association with Walter Scott's Fair Maid of Perth, but turned out half the time it was about Geography - nothing against geography altogether, but I felt fooled by the emphasis from the source I gained over the literacy...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2016

What an unexpected (pleasant) surprise. The Fair Maid's House is an excellent little diversion in the heart of Perth. We enjoyed our visit there (about an hour and a half) and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in geography, maps or...More

1  Thank Mark C
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Visited here with our 10 year old grandson, lots of things to see. Made feel particularly welcome by a guide who showed us around upstairs personally. Really worth a visit.

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This small museum is in Perth's oldest house and whether you are interested in history, geography, geology, maps or exploration generally, there is something for you. Its only open during the summer in the afternoons from Tuesday to Saturday, check if is open before you...More

1  Thank Bob T
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Saw this house mentioned in the museum and decided to seek it out. Well worth the effort, the house has been lovingly restored and the staff are very helpful and knowledgeable.

1  Thank Sandaw54
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Very interesting, the staff who work there were very kind and some of the exhibits were interactive.

1  Thank ronin e
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We actually meant to visit the house last time we were in Perth but did nit manage it. We went on the Friday unfortunately it was stilled closed, so we went on the Saturday. It is a small house with character and there was a...More

2  Thank George W
Reviewed 7 November 2015

When you see the date carved into the wall of this house you feel privileged to be able to stand beside it and touch the walls that have stood here for so long. It's nice that the road outside is cobbled, but that doesn't make...More

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 30 August 2015

This only opens in the afternoon but is free. There,'s not much to see of the 1475 house when you're in, but there's an incredible store of Geographical information. Maybe the lack of visitors made the volunteer guide too loquacious but, left to one's own...More

2  Thank DickTravels
Reviewed 14 August 2015

When I visited the place was closed but I was happy to see this building from the outside. The street outside has been left cobbled as it would have been years ago. This being the oldest building in town made it a must for me...More

1  Thank alan w
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