The Black Watch Castle and Museum

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 638 152

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Balhousie Castle
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The Black Watch Museum is housed in historic Balhousie Castle set in its own grounds beside the North Inch in Perth. The Museum is well signed on all approach routes into the city and parking is available. It is within easy walking distance of the centre.

The Museum is laid out chronologically and thematically in 10 rooms within the Castle. These display an amazing variety of artefacts illustrating the history of the Regiment as well as a fine collection of pictures. This unique and special collection consists of two and a half centuries of treasures of Scotland’s oldest Highland Regiment. Uniforms, fine paintings, medals, photographs, weapons and military equipment bring to life the proud military heritage of this family Regiment.

The building is fully accessibly and recently underwent a major redevelopment. The Muesum is now home to state of the art displays and the Castle has been extended to house a beautiful new cafe and shop.

Venue Type:

Museum, Castle or defences

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday 9:30am-5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm

Admission charges

An admission charge applies - see website for details

Discounts

  • Museums Association

Collection details

Archives, Costume and Textiles, Weapons and War

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Hellfire Corner by Robin Leishman

Artist in the Archive

  • 3 May — 3 October 2014 *on now

Artist in the Archive aims to make the First World War archive collections at the Museum accessible to a wide audience through this creative and innovative project. Glasgow-based artist Robin Leishman has worked with archivist Richard McKenzie and Learning and Audiences Officer Rebecca Berger to help bring First World War stories from the archive to life through a series of artworks that highlight the collections and encourage the public to engage with primary historical sources in a new way. The resulting artworks are on display in a temporary exhibition alongside the documentary material that inspired them.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Included in regular Museum admission; see website for full details.

Website

http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/index/exhibitions

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.
Royal Engineers

Scotland and The Great War

  • 7 October 2014 6:30-8:30pm

Professor Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of the History of War at All Souls College, University of Oxford will visit the Castle and Museum to talk about Scotland and the Great War – what does the centenary mean for us?

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Ticket price will include drinks and canapés. Ticket price to be confirmed. Tickets must be booked in advance.

Website

http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/index/siteevent-details-action/id.146/title.scotland-and-the-great-war-what-does-the-centenary-mean-for-us-

The Muddy Choir

The Muddy Choir at Black Watch Castle

  • 8 November 2014 6:30-7:30pm

It's November 1917 and the Third Battle of Ypres is lurching towards its bloody conclusion. Young soldiers Will, Robbie and Jumbo are thrust into a landscape starkly different to the playing fields and estates of their Sunderland home. When the trio’s singing causes a disturbance up the line they face unwelcome attention from their commanding officers.

Commissioned and produced by Theatre Centre, the play has been written by Jesse Briton to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Please contact the Black Watch Castle and Museum: http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/

Website

http://www.theatre-centre.co.uk/shows

Black Watch Monument at Nonne Boschen.

Nonne Boschen: “A damn close-run thing”

  • 11 November 2014 7-8pm

Tam McClusky will give this lecture on The Black Watch in the action at Nonne Boschen on 11 November 1914 during the First Battle of Ypres.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Included in Museum admission: £7.50 adults, £6 concessions, free for Friends

Website

http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/events

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