The Black Watch Castle and Museum

Balhousie Castle
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The Black Watch Museum is housed in the dramatic and historic Balhousie Castle. The Castle is set in its own beautiful gardens and grounds. A visit to this ancestral home of The Black Watch brings this glorious Regiment's past vibrantly to life.
The Museum

Uniforms, fine paintings, medals, photographs, diaries, weapons and military equipment, together with film and reminiscences bring to life the proud military heritage of this family regiment. The collection contains significant items that have been gathered by the Regiment throughout its history, right up to the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Venue Type:

Museum, Castle or defences

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5pm
(last entry to Museum 4pm; galleries close 4:45pm)
Sunday 10am-4pm
(last entry to Museum 3pm; galleries close 3:45pm)

Admission charges

Adults £7.50
Concession £6.00
Children £3.50
Flexible Family ticket (max 2 adults) £15.00

Discounts

  • Museums Association
Getting there

Access to our car park is well signposted, and can be gained off Hay Street and through the top parking area of Bells Sports Centre.

Our car park is for visitors only and includes:

parking for blue badge holders
larger bays for minibuses
coach parking for one bus (this MUST be booked in advance of a visit)

Collection details

Archives, Costume and Textiles, Weapons and War

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Church Quarter, Loos, after the battle

The Battle of Loos

  • 9 September 2015 7-8pm

This address will seek to explain why Loos was described as "The Unwanted Battle" and will focus on: the terrain; global events; interesting personalities who took part, one being the speaker's uncle; the role of Douglas Haig and the rapid expansion of the BEF.

Much of the emphasis will be on the two Scottish Kitchener divisions which distinguished themselves in the main assault in the early part of the battle and on the failure of the Reserve.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£6 Friends | £9 non-members

Website

http://theblackwatch.co.uk/index/siteevent-details-action/id.256/title.lecture-the-battle-of-loos

Getting there

Access to our car park is well signposted, and can be gained off Hay Street and through the top parking area of Bells Sports Centre.

Our car park is for visitors only and includes:

parking for blue badge holders
larger bays for minibuses
coach parking for one bus (this MUST be booked in advance of a visit)

The Black Watch Castle and Museum
Balhousie Castle
Hay Street
Perth
Perth & Kinross
PH1 5HR
Scotland

Website

www.theblackwatch.co.uk/

E-mail

museum@theblackwatch.co.uk

Telephone

01738 638152

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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