Celebrating the centenary of the Strathmore Meteorite, this display reunited the four fragments for the first time.
10 November 2017 - 1 April 2018
National Museum of Scotland, Grand Gallery, Level 1
Around 13:15 on 3 December 1917 scores of people, from Northumberland to Aberdeenshire, saw an unusually bright, fiery mass streaking through the sky. A loud explosion was heard and four fragments fell to earth between Coupar Angus and Blairgowrie in Strathmore. Three landed in fields and one crashed through the roof of a cottage. These four pieces were all recovered and collectively became known as the Strathmore Meteorite.