The Black Watch Castle & Museum

The Black Watch Museum is well worth a visit, catering for young visitors too it offers a great day out for the all family.

The museum laid out chronologically and consists of ten main galleries, each covering a major period in the Regiment's history. A gallery is dedicated to our Royal Patrons.
The Early Years
The Peninsular War, Waterloo and the Crimean War (1805-1855)
The Wavell Gallery (displays recent acquisitions and the collection of FM The Earl Wavell)
The Indian Mutiny, Egypt, the Nile and the South African War (1857-1902) | Volunteers
The First World War (1914-1918)
The Colonel-in-Chief's Room
The Second World War (1939-1945) - 1st 5th 7th Battalions
The Second World War (1939-1945) - 2nd Battalion
1970 - Present

Something for the kids...
Their family backpacks are a great way to keep younger visitors amused during their visit. You can borrow them from the reception desk for your visit. The Pack includes a Tam o' Shanter hat, a magnifying glass and coloured pencils. Make sure you get one of our Family Activity Sheets too! The most important thing to point out is that there's a small prize for completing your Family Activity – remember to ask at the Reception desk on your way out!

Hackle's Trail – suitable for 6-8, 9-11 and 12+.  There are different levels of difficulty depending on your age. The Trail will take you all over the Castle and get you investigating the displays.

Find & Tick sheets – fun for all ages.  These are great fun! Find the object printed on the sheet and tick the box to show you found it. Better keep your eyes peeled – some of the objects are hard to find!

Letter Hunt – fun for younger visitors.  With a little bit of help from a grownup, younger visitors just love the Letter Hunt!

Family Activity Centre - the new Family Activity Centre has lots of things to keep younger visitors amused including dressing up, jigsaws, colouring in, brass rubbing

Make a day of it! - The Castle is a fantastic place for a family day out. The gardens are open to the public and visitors are welcome to bring a picnic. The Castle is right next to the North Inch park and a superb new play area.

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Balhousie Castle
Hay Street


Phone: 01738 638152