The Black Watch Castle & Museum

Museums

Balhousie Castle, Hay Street, Perth, Perthshire, PH1 5HR

    The Black Watch Castle & Museum tells the story of Scotland's elite military regiment whose history stretches back almost three centuries.

    Located in the city of Perth, the castle and museum offer an insight into one of the British Army's most famous fighting units.

    The Black Watch Regimental Museum is housed in the dramatic and historic Balhousie Castle, set in its own beautiful gardens and grounds. The museum is laid out chronologically through 10 rooms which display an amazing variety of artefacts illustrating the history of the regiment. There is also a fine collection of paintings and photography.

    There are a variety of family activities including activity sheets to help guide younger visitors around the museum and a family activity centre in one of the galleries.

    The gardens are open to the public and visitors are welcome to bring a picnic. 

    Gradings
    5 Museum
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2014
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
    Day Times
    Monday 09:30 17:00
    Tuesday 09:30 17:00
    Wednesday 09:30 17:00
    Thursday 09:30 17:00
    Friday 09:30 17:00
    Saturday 09:30 17:00
    Sunday 10:00 16:00
    Bank Holiday 09:30 17:00
    Opening Times 2015
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    The Museum is closed over the Festive period. Please see our website for other exclusions to opening times.

    Ticket Information
    Type
    Tariff
    Adult £7.50 per ticket
    Black Watch Association member Free
    Child £3.50 per ticket
    Concession £6.00 per ticket
    Family £15.00 per ticket
    Friends of The Black Watch Castle & Museum Free
    Serving Black Watch Battalion Free
    Serving Royal Regiment of Scotland Free

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Catering

    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Lunch Available
    • Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegetarian Food Available

    Domestic

    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Coach Parking On-site One coach parking bay, to be booked in advance of visit.
    • Cycle Rack
    • Disabled Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Children

    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available

    Facilities

    • 24hr CCTV
    • ASVA Member
    • Disabled Access
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Location

    • City Centre

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome Please book coach parking and visitors in advance.

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point

    General

    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • all routes
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)
    • There is an audible alarm system

    Parking

    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria
    • Catering staff provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    Lift

    • There is a lift
      • Lift buttons have raised numbers or letters
      • There are verbal announcements for stops at each floor

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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