The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

The Museum represents the history of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys). Housed inside the 1790's built New Barracks within Edinburgh Castle, the museum tells the story of the three regiments dating back 340 years and that together formed the SCOTS DG. The antecedent regiments of the SCOTS DG are the 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's Own), the 6th Dragoon Guards (The Carabiniers), the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards), The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons), and the 25th Dragoons.

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Opening hours

1 April to 30 September
Monday to Sunday 9.30am to 5.15pm.

1 October to 31 March
Monday to Sunday 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Christmas and New Year Period
Closed 24, 25, 26 December, and 1, 2 January

Admission charges

Entry to the museum is free but there is an entrance fee of £16.50 to enter Edinburgh Castle.


  • Historic Scotland
  • English Heritage

The museum exhibits a wide range of objects including weapons, uniforms, medals and paintings. These have been assembled to portray the story of the antecedent regiments that formed or were associated with The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.

Collection details

Weapons and War, Social History, Costume and Textiles

Key artists and exhibits

  • Eagle and standard of the French 45th Infantry Regiment
  • Painting of HIM Tsar Nicholas II by Valentin Serov
  • Objects used by the Scots Greys at the Battle of Waterloo
  • Objects used in the Boer War
  • Objects used in the Crimean War

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum
The Castle,




0131 310 5138

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