The New Perth Museum Opens it Doors March 2024

The new Perth Museum will open its doors on Saturday 30th March 2024 after a £27 million redevelopment project. The world-class cultural and heritage attraction highlights stories and objects from Perth’s rich history. The centrepiece of the new museum is the Stone of Destiny which returns to Perthshire for the first time in 700 years.

Atelier Ten provided environmental and building services engineering design. Our design response has included the development of close control solutions for a museum environment, daylight analysis to inform artefact placement and shading strategies. Detailed thermal analysis was carried out to enhance the existing fabric. We developed fabric-integrated building services engineering solutions throughout the listed interior, closely coordinating solutions which are sympathetic to retained listed elements, the use of BIM and COBie data input supported this process.

Transforming the building into a modern cultural attraction allows the client to deliver on one of the themes of the Perth City Plan: Smart Growth for Perth City to grow the visitor economy of Perth. The museum will be a major new venue, displaying their own museum and art collections alongside iconic loans from elsewhere and touring exhibitions from the UK and abroad.