Clan Donnachaidh Museum
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The clan traces its history back to the old Celtic Earls of Atholl. Perhaps the most famous name in the early lineage of clan descent was Abbot Crinan of Dunkeld, father of King Duncan, who was murdered by MacBeth. Duncan's younger son, Maelmare became Earl of Atholl and was the ancestor of the chiefs of Clan Donnachaidh.
The first recorded clan chief was the early 14th-century warrior, Duncan the Stout. In this case, stout does not refer to his build but his valour in battle. Perhaps the most famous chief was Alexander Robertson of Struan, known as The Poet Chief, who fought in all three Jacobite rebellions, in 1689, 1715, and 1745.
The museum in Bruar opened in 1969 with four broad aims; to showcase clan history, the countryside traditionally home to clan members, the lives of individual clansmen and women, and the work of the clan society.
There are a gift shop and reading room of clan materials. Immediately outside the museum is a striking memorial to the 51st Highland Division, showing a Highland piper.
About Clan Donnachaidh Museum
Address: Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Tayside, Scotland, PH18 5TW
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: Beyond the Falls of Bruar at Blair Atholl, on the A9
Website: Clan Donnachaidh Museum
Phone: 01796 483338
Photo Credit: wfmillar, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Blair Castle - 3 miles (Historic House)
Tay Forest Park - 4.8 miles (Countryside)
Linn of Tummel - 6 miles (Countryside)
Killiecrankie - 6.4 miles (Countryside)
Craigower - 7.5 miles (Countryside)
Sunnybrae Cottage - 8.7 miles (Historic Building)
Dunfallandy Stone - 9.9 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Castle Menzies - 10.3 miles (Historic House)
Nearest Accommodation to Clan Donnachaidh Museum:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Tourist Information Centre
22 Atholl Road
Perth & Kinross
Tel: 01796 472215