The Atholl Palace Museum, set in the old servant's wing of the AthollPalace Hotel, charts the history of the hotel from when it first opened as aHydropathic establishment in 1878 through to its re-opening after World War IIand beyond. There are tales of bankruptcy, colourful entrepreneurs, Victorianservant's, unusual and torturous spa treatments, renovations, and war timeevacuees turning hotel to school.
Room settings and tactile exhibits will be packed full of historicalinsights and anecdotes, perfect for minds both old and young to enjoy.
Start your journey in our rail carriage, look inside the doctor'scupboards, light up the wine cellar and dress up as a hotel servant in what wasan original bedroom sleeping six servants. Within the museum, children canexplore a Minecraft version of the hotel and grounds, opening doors to allparts of the hotel to discover our history.
The Atholl Palace museum also celebrates the work of Andrew Heiton Jr.,a prolific Perthshire architect, who not only designed the Atholl Palace hotelbut also shaped the character and style of Scottish Baronial architectureacross Perthshire.
This self guided museum is open daily, seven days a week. Don't forgetto pick up your complimentary copy of the 'Hydropathic Herald' and your ticketsat reception.
Atholl Palace Museum visitors are welcome to enjoy and explore the awardwinning gardens (Kitchen Herb Garden and Japanese Garden), playground, BlackSpout Waterfall or even to stay for afternoon tea in our hotel lounge.
The Atholl Palace Museum is the only museum of it's kind to celebratethe social history of a hotel. In 2005, when it first opened it was the firsthotel museum in the UK. The Atholl Palace is the first hotel in the world tohave its building recreated in Minecraft blocks as an educational tool for amuseum.