Perth Art Gallery and Museum in Bridge Lane

The original Perth Museum was built in 1822-1824. The current building in Bridge Lane was required to house the amalgamation of the Marshall Monument collection with that of the PSNS. On opening the new Perth Museum in the former City Hall in 2024, this will become Perth Art Gallery. The Perth Art Gallery which had previously been sited on the top floor of the Sandeman Library was included to form the Perth Art Gallery and Museum. The statue is of Thomas Hay Marshall who as Lord Provost did much to shape Perth as it is to-day stands in the rotunda.…


Thomas Hay Marshall

Thomas Hay Marshall and his father-in-law Thomas Anderson, who owned the previous Blackfriars lands, were responsible for the construction of much of Georgian Perth. The construction included the building of Atholl Crescent and Street, Marshall Place and the first steps in the development of Tay Street. Rose Terrace was built on land donated by Hay Marshall. The Old Academy at its centre was built using funds raised by private subscription. Thomas Hay Marshall was Lord Provost in 1800 to 1802 and again from 1804 to 1806. During this time, he was able to upgrade the status of Provost to Lord…

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