The Black Watch Castle and Museum

The Black Watch Castle and Museum
Balhousie Castle
Hay Street
Perth & Kinross




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


  • Museums Association

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.
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


Please contact the Black Watch Castle and Museum:


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


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