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The Black Watch museum in Perth, Scotland is an elite military regiment with a history that reaches back almost three hundred years. Secure an insight into one of the British Army’s, if not the world’s most famous fighting units. Balhousie Castle is home to the unique collection of uniforms, paintings, medals, photographs and more which illustrate two and a half centuries of Scotland’s oldest Highland regiment.

The castle itself is said to date back to the 12th century, with the central part left today possibly dating from the 17th century. There is detailed documentation of the castle and its inhabitants from 15th century onwards, including during the Second World War when the property was used by the Auxilary Training Service as Officers Quarters.

Browse the museum’s impressive exhibitions which are always being updated, focusing on a variety of aspects of the Regimental history in Scotland. The Black Watch Museum also holds events throughout the year, ranging from lectures to festive activities. The Black Watch area a family friendly museum providing activity sheets to help guide younger visitors through the exhibitions and around the castle, and with large gardens with great picnic areas.

 

Balhousie Castle, Hay Street, Perth,  PH1 5HR
Tel: 01738 638152
Times: See attraction for specific details.