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Festival of Museums at the Castle17th May 2017

THE BLACK WATCH CASTLE AND MUSEUM HOSTS WEEKND OF EVENTS AS PART OF SCOTLAND’S BIGGEST EVER FESTIVAL OF MUSUEMS

The Black Watch Castle and Museum is getting ready to take part Scotland’s annual Festival of Museums, a nationwide programme of cultural events taking place from 19 – 21 May.

This year will be Scotland’s largest ever Festival of Museums and The Black Watch Castle and Museum are inviting kids to become an archaeologist for the weekend and discover the hidden treasures buried in their mini dig pits with their History Hunt event. The First World War replica trench will also be open with a chance to meet the resident soldier, Private Angus McNiven. He will help you get to grips with what day to day life was like for a frontline solider 100 years ago.

The Black Watch Castle and Museum curator Hope Busak, tell us, “We are excited to be part of the 2017 Festival of Museums and are looking forward to meeting lots the budding archaeologists this weekend. Our resident solider Private Angus McNiven whose trade in rat catching serves him very well on the front line! He will tell you more when you meet him!”

The Festival of Museums is an annual event coordinated by Museums Galleries Scotland to showcase Scotland’s extensive cultural offering through over 120 exciting events taking place over one weekend across the country. The programme caters to all ages and interests and includes everything from historical re-enactments and night time murder mysteries to children’s storytelling and arts and crafts.

Joanne Orr, Chief Executive of Museums Galleries Scotland, said: “Festival of Museums is about igniting imaginations and celebrating creativity whilst showcasing Scotland’s wealth of culture and heritage. Our packed programme features engaging, surprising and entertaining events over three action-packed days in museums across Scotland. Get involved and come and see what Scotland’s museums have to offer.”

The History Hunt and Explore our Trench events take place on 20th and 21st May from 11.00am – 3.00pm with a suggested donation of £3. Booking is advised if you wish to explore the trench.