For over 135 years the Atholl Palace Hotel has welcomed guests. The hotelís unique and fascinating history began in the middle of the 19th Century when popularity of both Scotland as a holiday and health destination grew amongst Victorians.
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The Atholl Palace Museum

Open 7 days a week to hotel guests and the general public the museum charts the history of the hotel from when it opened as a Hydropathic establishment in 1878 through to its reopening after World War II and beyond.

There are tales of bankruptcy, colourful entrepreneurs, unusual and torturous spa treatments, and evacuees turning hotel to school. Our museum also delves behind the scenes of life for Victorian hotel servants including maids, porters,chauffeurs and gardeners, many of whom lived in the servants’ quarters where the museum stands.

The Atholl Palace Museum is located on the lower ground floor of the Atholl Palace Hotel, adjacent to the Lavender Spa. The hotel's games room is located within the museum, beside the AV room. 

MINECRAFT - Atholl Palace with hills in the background

Minecraft at the Musuem

Minecraft at the Musuem

Highland Hustle Tots

Inspired by Scotland and Highland dancing, the classes are energetic and focus on basic movement, rhythm and fun.

Tom Russell- Godfather of Rock

Godfather of  Rock DJ Tom Russell is a legend in the world of entertainment and has interviewed the likes of Ozzy, Slash and Alice Cooper.

Foraging for a gin

Andrew Moss, chef-proprietor of North Port Restaurant in Perth city centre, has, like many other restaurant owners, spent the past two years rearranging his bottle shelf to accommodate the constant supply of new flavours and distilleries.  That said, Andrew has been waiting patiently for someone to walk through the door with his own dream distillation; a River Tay Forager’s gin.

Big G's Cake Shop

Graeme 'The Cake' Maxwell has launched his first online cake and dessert shop in time for Christmas 2017! Go on, pass it off as your own, we dare you!

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Hints and Tips for all your festive postage needs this year!

After School Kids' Clubs

After Schools Sports Clubs are a great way for kids to keep active and reduce the risk of obesity. They also help them to learn social skills and work as part of a team. Live Active Leisure offer a variety of brilliant clubs and we've highlighted some of them in today's family article.

Perth Welcomes Country Dancers

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society are holding their annual AGM and Conference weekend at Bell's Sports Centre at the beginning of November and this year are holding a ceilidh event open to the public, with other events such as classes, discussions and a formal dance too.

Feel Fit for Christmas

Christmas and Hogmanay is just 10 weeks away, and if you want to avoid the January rush to the gym it might be worth looking at Live Active Leisure's Fit for Festive membership. Read all about it and get yourself in shape, earning yourself the right to go for second helpings on Christmas Day!

Tayberry Gallery

If you’re looking for something British made, unusual gifts, unique items with a great range of pieces, then Tayberry Gallery is for you!