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 9 events at this location

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Book Festival | Words of War | Dunbar 1650: Re-interpreting the battlefield

On the rain-soaked battlefield of Dunbar two former allies fought a bitter clash of arms. For Cromwell it cemented his reputation and paved the way for political and military supremacy. For the Scots it meant defeat, occupation and the end of a cause. Poor judgment alongside a brilliant victory, the Battle of Dunbar had…

Sun 22 Sep

£6 / 01738 638152

  • 15:00 – 16:00

Book Festival | Words of War | How to research and publish your book

Archivist Richard Hunter in discussion with Publisher Dr Paul Philippou Military memoirs are often the most readable and interesting works in war literature. From Julius Caesar’s The Conquest of Gaul to Ollie Ollerton’s account of his time in the SAS, soldiers have written of their war experiences. In many cases…

Sun 22 Sep

£6 / 01738 638152

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Book Festival | Words of War | Jacobite Wars - The Battle of Killiecrankie 1689

Stuart Reid in conversation with Dr Nicola Small In a writing career of 30 years, Stuart Reid has produced popular military histories that span the mid-seventeenth to the early nineteenth century. A former soldier with a long military ancestry Stuart has written extensively on the Jacobite Risings. The Battle of…

Sun 22 Sep

£8 / 01738 638152

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Book Festival | Words of War | Scottish World War 2 Heroine

Mary Miller in conversation with Ajay Close In 2010, the British Government named Jane Haining, a farmer’s daughter from Galloway as a ‘British Hero of the Holocaust’ for her efforts to protect Jewish schoolchildren in Hungary during WW2. Inspired by her own work with children in arduous circumstances, Mary Miller has…

Sun 22 Sep

£8 / 01738 638152

  • 15:00 – 16:00

Book Festival | Words of War | The Jacobite occupation of Perth

Kathleen Lyle in conversation with Dr Paul Philippou In August 1715, the 6th Earl of Mar raised the Jacobite standard at Braemar. On 16 September, Perth was captured without battle and for a few months became the Jacobite’s headquarters. Kathleen Lyle will discuss with Dr Paul Phililppou the occupation of Perth: how…

Sun 22 Sep

£6 / 01738 638152

  • 13:30 – 14:30

Book Festival | Words of War | War and Peace - Were Lessons Learnt?

“War should be so engaged in that nothing but peace should appear to be aimed at”, wrote Cicero. Yet after four years of fighting, and the ultimate defeat of the Quadruple Alliance, in 1919 Marshal Ferdinand Foch protested – with astonishing accuracy - that the Treaty of Versailles was “not a peace but a twenty-year…

Sun 22 Sep

£8 / 01738 638152

  • 10:30 – 11:30

Museum Explorer's Club | Powerful Propaganda

Discover how posters, films and songs were used to inspire the troops and those on the Home Front during times of war, and have a go at creating your own propaganda poster.

Sat 28 Sep

£7.50 / 01738 638152

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Museum Explorer's Club | Weapons of War

Join us as we explore the galleries to discover the ways in which weapons have changed over the years and how science has affected those changes. We will get hands-on with some of these weapons and try our hand at making our own model tanks and planes.

Sat 26 Oct

£7.50 / 01738 638152

  • 10:00 – 12:00

National Art Installation | 'What Do We All Learn From This'

Bringing Scotland’s national World War One centenary programme to a close, 'What Do We Learn From All This?' is a unique new installation telling Scotland’s WW1 story from the perspective of 100 young artists from across the country. Combining traditional printmaking with innovative technologies, the exhibition tells…

Thu 26 Sep

Free / 01738 638152

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Fri 27 Sep

Free / 01738 638152

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Sat 28 Sep

Free / 01738 638152

  • 09:30 – 16:30
…and 25 more dates until 23 Oct

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