The Black Watch Castle and Museum

The Black Watch Castle and Museum
Balhousie Castle, Hay Street, Perth, PH1 5HR
  • Telephone 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 9 events at this location

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1917: Total War

Mike Taylor gives an overview of the highs and lows of a turbulent year both at home and abroad.

Thu 14 Dec

£7–£9 / 01738 638152

Art of War: Decorative Weapons

Workshop where you can take a close look at some of the wonderfully decorated weapons in the Museum’s collection and have a go at creating some yourself.

Sat 25 Nov

£3 / 01738 638152

Carols at the Castle

Classic Christmas carols with refreshments available.

Tue 12 Dec

Free / 01738 638152

  • 15:00 – 16:00

Castle Christmas Experience

Christmas at the Castle with home baked mince pies and a hot drink, as well as the chance to weave your own festive willow wreath with local artist June McEwan.

Sun 17 Dec

£45 / 01738 638152

Museum Explorers Club: Christmas in the Trenches

Learn about the Christmas Truce of 1914 and re-enact the iconic football match which took place between British and German soldiers. Once the final whistle has blown you can create our own Princess Mary Gift Tin as a present for someone special. Suitable for ages 7–12. Booking is essential.

Sat 9 Dec

£5 / 01738 638152

Puppet Making with Sylvia Troon

Storyteller Sylvia Troon helps you to create a colourful, character puppet to use in your own stories. Ages 3–6.

Sat 2 Dec

£3 / 01738 638152

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Puppet Making with Sylvia Troon

Storyteller Sylvia Troon helps you to create a colourful, character puppet to use in your own stories. Suitable for ages 7–12. Booking is essential.

Sat 2 Dec

£3 / 01738 638152

The Winter Festival

Christmas storytelling, crafts, cookie decorating, festive light switch ones, carols and more.

Sun 3 Dec

£5 (Under 16s free) / 01738 638152

Winter Wreath Workshops

Make your own festive willow wreath under the skillful guidance of local artist June McEwan.

Sun 10 Dec

£8 / 01738 638152

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