Basic Site Details

Name: Opera House, Moncrieff natural history museum, studio and boys and girls hall
Town, district or village: Perth
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: N.B. Although 56-60 Tay Street and 2 Canal Street were burnt down in 1984, 62-70 and 72 Tay Street are still extant. No 60 Tay Street is now occupied by a 4-storey block of housing designed by Ian Burke in 1987.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Baptist ChurchYes 

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 22-6, Canal StreetYes 
Item 2 of 256, 58, 60, 62, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, Tay StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 618791881 Date ofmuseum according to Buildings of Scotland
Item 2 of 61887   
Item 3 of 61887  Design may have been drawn up earlier as it does not relate to Young's work at this period
Item 4 of 61895  Extension to museum
Item 5 of 61984  Burnt down
Item 6 of 61987 Build/constructionFlats at no 60 - replacing burnt N end


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 7John YoungArchitectC18791881Museum
Item 2 of 7George Penrose Kennedy YoungArchitectA1887  
Item 3 of 7John Young & SonArchitectural practiceA1887  
Item 4 of 7George Penrose Kennedy YoungArchitectB1895 Extension to museum
Item 5 of 7John YoungArchitectB1895 Extension to museum
Item 6 of 7John Young & SonArchitectural practiceB1895 Extension to museum
Item 7 of 7Ian Burke AssociatesArchitectural practiceD1987 Flats now at no 60.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John2007The Buildings of Scotland: Perth and Kinross Yale University Pressp641

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39658 
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSGPK Young newscutting file (copy of file comp. Mrs Elsie Young, Union Mount, Glasgow Rd, Perth) For both phases of Young work