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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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Maps galore!

This is a wonderful place to visit if you enjoy all things geography-related! The building is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Freya M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Fantastic wee spot!

Lovely old building with lots of material to learn about the geology and geography of our planet... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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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“map room” (4 reviews)
“little gem” (2 reviews)
North Port, Perth PH1 5LU, Scotland
+44 1738 455050
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to visit if you enjoy all things geography-related! The building is beautiful with a strong sense of Scottish history about it, but the rooms have been filled with a comfortable, warm and modern decor. The exhibitions are incredibly informative considering...More

Thank Freya M
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Lovely old building with lots of material to learn about the geology and geography of our planet. Best bit is the The Explorers’ Room and Map Room upstairs where you can step back in time, relax and explore the interesting collection.

1  Thank joetea90
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

In historic Perth there is a fantastic centre which has some brilliant features. Not only is there the most glorious reconstructed library room there are a multitude of treasures dotted throughout the exhibitions and an incredible collection of historic maps. Well worth a visit -...More

1  Thank Sophie M
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Every room is unique and designed with great attention to detail. Learn about Scotlands geology, browse through the map collection or just curl up with a book in the cosy library. In Fair Maid's House Visitor and Education Center there's something to explore for everyone.

Thank Livia J
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This place is really worth visiting. It has several rooms with many interesting things to see and discover. Every time you get into a new room you get amazed by all the well designed things they have there. If you want to know more about...More

1  Thank Sebastián V
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Went there with friends, looks like a very old but beautiful building from outside but very modern and full of stuff to discover inside. I really like the library they have where you can explore interesting things from all over the world and tells stories...More

Thank Zhao R
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Located in an old building in Perth - this hidden gem has a lot of interesting facts and history about geography. The rooms are cosy with newer technology that especially kids probably would have a lot of fun with, and nice wall plaques that engages...More

1  Thank Kamilla2h
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you are in Perth. Old historic building (2nd oldest in Perth) with links to Walter Scott. Primarily visited due to Geographic interest with the building now occupied by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society now residing there. Lots of interactive toys,...More

1  Thank Callum C
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Fantastic little place. The interactive displays and explorers room are great for children as well as adults. There are many fascinating stories told and brilliant historic maps. Definitely recommend visiting if you find yourself in Perth for a day.

Thank IntrepidMartin
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This is a great place to visit. We were looking for the Fair Maid's House on a rainy day, and finally found it cowering behind a huge modern round building (Perth Concert Hall). We were surprised to find the same entrance led us into the...More

Thank mrcox21
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