Museum of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Museum of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
The Castle
Stirling and Falkirk




01786 475165

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1st Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. The machine gun section India 1913
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The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum is located in Stirling Castle, in the city of Stirling, Scotland.

The Museum traces the history of the 91st Argyllshire Highlanders and the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders up to the time of their amalgamation in 1881 when they became the 1st and 2nd Battalions of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regiment and thereafter to the present day.

Stirling Castle, Royal Palace of the Stuart Kings, has been the home of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise’s) since 1881 and through the years, many objects of regimental interest have been handed in, including: paintings, medals, silver, uniform and documents.

However, it was not until 1988 that a museum was opened in the King’s Old Building of the Castle to display these objects; and, perhaps more importantly, to relate the illustrious history of the Regiment and the many personal stories of the officers, soldiers and their families.

The Museum receives modest Ministry of Defence funding, but is almost entirely maintained through public donations. The Museum is governed by a charitable trust: The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum Trust.

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Opening hours

1 Apr - 30 Sep, 0930-1700.
1 Oct - 31 Mar, 1000–1615.
Please note that doors close 15 minutes before the stated times.

Admission charges

Entrance to the Museum is free; however a charge is made by Historic Scotland for entry to Stirling Castle.

Collection details

Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities

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Woman with Dolls

Poppies & Poetry-Memories of WWI

  • 15 — 17 May 2015

Learn about the lives and journies of the brave men who served in the Great War, through the beautiful and moving stories of our compelling local storyteller. Sylvia Troon will enthrall her young listeners with lively tales, poetry and puppetry - all open to a bit of enthusiastic audience participation! Create your own hand-crafted poppies and be a part of a unique collage to remember our soldiers who fought in the conflict. Visitors are also invited to bring along their own memories of WWI - family histories, local stories and artefacts of interest.

Suitable for


Adult: £14.50 (aged 16-59)
Child £8.70 (aged 5-15. Children must be accompanied by an adult or concession visitor)
Concession: £11.60 (aged 60 and over, unemployed)
Child under 5 - FREE