Tarbat Discovery Centre

Portmahomack, Tain

The Tarbat Discovery Centre is a fascinating building with an intriguing story set in a beautiful location. It offers a rare insight into the world of the important Pictish religious centre which flourished here for around 300 years from the late 6th century onwards.

Its displays include; ‘the treasury’, home to a fantastic display of Pictish carvings and the Viking silver hoard; The Crypt, a barrel-vaulted, ancient sacred space; alongside changing exhibitions, a shop and activity space.

School Visits

Whether you want to plan a self-led visit to the museum to explore our collection or whether you would like to book a facilitated session, our museum staff/volunteers look forward to welcoming you.

Whatever your plans, please contact our museum team in advance to book and make sure you get the most out of your visit.

Virtual Visits

Too far away to visit?

Budget restraints making travel to venues difficult?

Don’t worry, we’ve still got you covered!

Connect your class to our Museum for a live, interactive workshop. Get in touch with our team to discuss your needs and we can design an online workshop around one of these key topics.

Family Visits

Families with children of all ages can enjoy a range of museum activities and experience our collections in a safe environment.

To find our what activities and facilities are currently available email our museum team via our website.

Digital Activities, Downloads & Resources

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Where We Are

Tarbatness Rd, Portmahomack, Tain IV20 1YA : Open 7 days a week from 10am – 4pm (last entry 3.15pm)

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