The Atholl Palace Hotel Museum - Pitlochry's largest Scottish Baronial Architectural Style Hotel.
The Atholl Palace Hotel Museum is a fascinating museum that gives you a glimpse into what it must have been like some 140 years ago when the hotel was built in 1874 in the Scottish Baronial Victorian style and what that meant. The museum tells the stories of the people who built, worked at, and of those who stayed and visited the Atholl Palace Hotel.
The Atholl Palace Hotel Museum explains why a large Hydropathic Establishment was built in Pitlochry and the impact it had on the small emerging town of Pitlochry. You will learn how a large Hydropathic Establishment was run, on strict temperance principles to treat people in the healthy fresh and clean air of Pitlochry. You will visit the then modern fully equipped medical room of the resident physician.
You will be able to read many first hand accounts of what life at the Atholl Palace Hotel was like.These give a fascinating glimpse into what life must have been like in the past. It will make you appreciate just how lucky we are today with all the mod cons we take for granted.
The Atholl Palace Hotel Museum also has a 15 minute film 'The Story of The Atholl Palace' which tells the story of the hotel over the last 130 years.
The Atholl Palace Museum is open every day all year,from 10am to 5pm, all year round. Ask at the reception desk for directions.