The Black Watch Castle and Museum

The Black Watch Castle and Museum
Balhousie Castle, Hay Street, Perth, PH1 5HR
  • Box office 01738 638152
  • General enquiries 01738 638152
  • Seasonal times April 1–Oct 31: Museum & Castle daily 9.30am–4.30pm; Café 9.30am–4pm. Nov 1–Mar 31: Museum & Castle daily 10am–4pm; Café 10am–3.30pm.
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  • Website www.theblackwatch.co.uk
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The Black Watch Castle and Museum

The Black Watch Museum is housed in the historic Balhouise Castle. The origins of the Castle are said to date back to the 12th century. The museum tells the story of the iconic Black Watch Regiment, Scotland’s Premier Highland Regiment. The Castle gift shop offers a wide range of products from handpicked Scottish gifts to regimental mementos. The café serves fresh locally sourced produce. The venue also offers after hours private dining, exclusive use of the Castle alongside group and bespoke tours.

  • Provides: Free wi-fi

Events at this venue

There are 8 events at this location

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Afternoon Tea with the Archive

This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the Museum’s Empire Gallery (once the drawing room of the Earls of Kinnoull). Take your afternoon tea whilst listening to the narration of letters from our archive, all written by serving soldiers to their loved ones during times of conflict. Access to…

Fri 14 Feb

£18 / 01738638152

Dinner at the Castle with the McAndrews Sisters

Enjoy a 1940’s themed evening at the historic Balhousie Castle with a 3 course dinner and performances from the popular McAndrews sisters. Arrival drinks, 7.00pm Evening commences, 7.30pm

Sat 7 Mar

£30 £30 per person / 01738638152

Exhibition | Spoils and Souvenirs

Just as we bring back souvenirs from our holidays, soldiers often returned home with keepsakes from overseas. This exhibition discovers the stories behind some of these objects, from embroideries created as mementoes to a Japanese samurai sword, we explore the reasons why Black Watch soldiers kept such items and the…

Mon 3 Feb

£6.50–£8.50 included in Museum admission / 01738638152

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Tue 4 Feb

£6.50–£8.50 included in Museum admission / 01738638152

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Wed 5 Feb

£6.50–£8.50 included in Museum admission / 01738638152

  • 10:00 – 16:00
…and 85 more dates until 30 Apr

Museum Explorer's Club | Cunning Construction

Join the monthly adventures with our children’s Museum Explorer’s Club. 65 years ago, The Black Watch were one of the first units across the River Rhine. This was the last barrier preventing advance into Germany and a key step towards the end of World War 2. Come along as we discover the challenges they would have…

Sat 28 Mar

£5 / 01738638152

Museum Explorer's Club: Dress to Impress

A fun and interactive monthly club for kids – this time exploring military fashion.

Sat 23 May

£5 / 01738638152

Museum Explorer's Club | Glorious Games

Join the monthly adventures with our children’s Museum Explorer’s Club. The Olympic Games are here! Learn about what the men of the regiment did for fun when not on duty, play some of the games they’ve enjoyed through time and create some of your own.

Sat 25 Jul

£5 / 01738638152

Museum Explorer's Club | Magnificent Medals

Join the monthly adventures with our children’s Museum Explorer’s Club. On 15th April 1858 The Black Watch won 4 Victoria Crosses in a single day. Delve into the iconic story of the medal, find out about the heroes who were awarded the prestigious honour and have a go at creating your own battle honours and stories to…

Sat 25 Apr

£5 / 01738638152

Museum Explorer's Club | Waterloo Warriors

Join the monthly adventures with our children’s Museum Explorer’s Club. During the Waterloo campaign the 42nd Highlanders played a key role in helping defeat Napoleon. Discover what a soldier’s life was like during this time, design a menu based on what they were eating and create yourself a craft Calvary sword.

Sat 27 Jun

£5 / 01738638152

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