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The Museum takes pride in its constantly changing environment and strives to provide a more in-depth focus on different aspects of the Regimental history from time to time.

Our temporary exhibition gallery - Gallery 13 - has a programme of engaging and changing exhibitions, often featuring collections from our stores.


Next of Kin | 11th November 2016 - 6th February 2017

1914 brought war to Scotland on what would prove to be an unprecedented scale. This touring exhibition reveals the personal stories of separation and loss experienced by Scottish families and by communities with loved ones fighting abroad.

The First World War separated millions of people worldwide from their families and homes. The impact of the conflict was felt by communities in every part of Scotland as family members fought across the fronts and news of losses were received.For the servicemen and women who experienced the conflict first-hand, keeping objects was a way of remembering this extraordinary period in their lives. Families coped with the loss of their loved ones by collecting and cherishing these souvenirs along with postcards, letters and photographs sent home and official presentations such as service medals and memorial plaques.Through a selection of these family keepsakes, Next of Kin: Scottish Families and the Great War presents a portrait of Scotland at war, where the private lives of Scottish families introduce some of the themes and events of the conflict across the fighting fronts.

Bringing this exhibition to Perth is a joint project with Perth Museum and Art Gallery.

Past Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibition