The Museum of Abernethy was opened in May 2000 by Magnus Magnusson. The Museum has held the Visit Scotland Four Stars Museum Award since 2001.
The building, which stands within the lands of the old Culdees monastery, dates from the eighteenth century. Originally consisting of a byre, stable and cattle rede, it was renovated during the 1990s to house the Museum. In keeping with the aim of preserving the building’s heritage some of the original features such as the internal stone walls and an area of cobbled floor have been left visible.