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 11 events at this location

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British Military Medals

Fiona Connah introduces the concept of British Military medals.

Thu 2 May

£6–£8 / 01738 638152

  • 13:30 – 14:30

The Cost of Unreadiness: The Black Watch 1919-1939

Trevor Royle lectures on the Black Watch between 1919 and 1939.

Thu 25 Jul

£8–£10 / 01738 638152

  • 18:30 – 20:00

'Enlist, Bonnie Laddie!': Songs of the Scottish Soldier across the Centuries

PlaidSong explain the history of Scots soldier's songs through narration, music and song.

Wed 12 Jun

£8–£10 / 01738 638152

  • 18:30 – 20:00

The Experiences of Black Watch Veterans of the Great War

Dr Derek Patrick on the experiences of demobilised Black Watch after the Great War.

Wed 21 Aug

£8–£10 / 01738 638152

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Fundraising Dinner at Balhousie Castle

Evening of fine dining and classical music from the Kingdom String Quartet. All proceeds will go towards Balhousie's charitable aims.

Sat 30 Mar

£49.50 / 01738 638152

Great Escapes: M19 and Second World War Escapes

David Robertson discusses MI9's work with World War II PoW's.

Thu 28 Mar

£8–£10 / 01738 638152

John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough

Charles Grant shares insights on the life and military career of John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough.

Thu 30 May

£8–£10 / 01738 638152

  • 18:30 – 20:00

The Military History of Food

Professor Niall Barr discusses the history of food in the military.

Wed 17 Apr

£8–£10 / 01738 638152

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Museum Explorer's Club: Tastes from the Trenches

Learn about rations and the daily meals of a front line soldier in the First World War. You can even have a go at creating your own trench cake to take home. Suitable for ages 7–12.

Sat 30 Mar

£5 / 01738 638152

Museum Explorer's Club: The Sound of Music

Learn to play the traditional recorder songs that were played to helped raise soldier's spirits in times of war.

Sat 27 Apr

£5 / 01738 638152

  • 13:30 – 15:00

Sporting Soldiers

Exhibition highlighting the sporting stars of the Black Watch soldiers.

Sun 24 Mar

£6.50–£19 / 01738 638152

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Mon 25 Mar

£6.50–£19 / 01738 638152

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Tue 26 Mar

£6.50–£19 / 01738 638152

  • 10:00 – 16:00
…and 47 more dates until 12 May

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