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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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

Event times

There are 9 events at this location

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1916: The Turning Point?

Lecture by Mike Taylor, Western Front Association, Tayside Branch on Britain in 1916, from the Jutland and the Somme to the Easter Rising and the death of Lord Kitchener.

Thu 8 Dec

£7–£9 / 01738 638152

Afternoon Tea with the Archive

Enjoy afternoon tea in the Empire Gallery, which was once the drawing room of the Earls of Kinnoull, as you listen to the narration of letters written by prisoners of war during WWI.

Fri 16 Dec

Fri 20 Jan 2017

Around the World with The Black Watch

Discover some of the places The Black Watch have visited in the past 300 years and create a craft from on of the countries where they have served.

Wed 15 Feb 2017

Free suggested donation £2 / 01738 638152

Thu 16 Feb 2017

Free suggested donation £2 / 01738 638152

Fri 17 Feb 2017

Free suggested donation £2 / 01738 638152

…and 2 more dates until 19 Feb 2017

Blitzkrieg in the West: Manstein and the Fall of France, 1940

A talk about General Erich von Manstein and the role he played in WWII.

Carols at the Castle

Classic Christmas carols with refreshments available.

Tue 13 Dec

Suggested donation £2 / 01738 638152

Christmas Crafts

Make a gift tin and a Christmas card for your loved ones.

Sat 10 Dec

Times to be confirmed / suggested donation £2 / 01738 638152

My Son Tom

A talk about one man's journey to find out what happened to his son's remains after WWI. Booking is essential.

Sat 7 Jan 2017

£3 suggested donation / 01738 638152

Nivelle and the French Mutinies

Lecture on the First World War in April to June 1917, which saw mutiny in the French army.

Thu 2 Mar 2017

£7–£9 / 01738 638152

The Rivals: Montrose and Argyll and the struggle for Scotland

A talk from Murdo Fraser about his latest book which details the Scottish civil war of 1644–45.

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