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  • Lecture | What do we learn from all this?

    Thu, Jan. 18, 2018 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    *Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum lecture series* Professor Norman Drummond, Chair of WW100 Scotland and the Scottish Commemorations Panel offers his reflections and hopes for the educational and genealogical legacy of the World War I commemorative programme in the run up to and including Armistice 2018 and beyond. Norman Drummond’s life and work embodies a personal commitment to leadership and to developing talent in others, from... Read more…
  • Museum Explorers: Gallery Puzzle Challenge

    Sat, Jan. 27, 2018 1:30pm — 4:00pm

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    Solve tricky riddles and complete exciting challenges to unlock the treasure boxes hidden around the Museum. Better hurry, you will be working against the clock and only one team can win the grand prize! £5 per child (drink and snack and Museum Explorer’s polo shirt included) | Ages 7-12  Reservation required | 01738 638152 Read more…
  • Art of War: Trench Treasures

    Thu, Feb. 15, 2018 11:00am — 3:00pm

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    Meet old soldier Private Angus McNiven and discover how First World War soldiers made artworks in their spare time. Have a go at creating your own embroidered postcard, bullet aeroplane and engraved artillery shell case. All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Suggested donation £3 per child.   Read more…
  • Lecture | The Russian Revolution and its impact on WW1

    Thu, Feb. 15, 2018 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum Lecture Series Professor  Evan Mawdsley of Glasgow University will cover the Russian aspect of the latter period of WW1: Revolution and the Brest Litovsk Treaty.  As WW1 dragged on Russian losses became too great for the Russian people and disorder broke out in St Petersburg and elsewhere.  The Germans capitalized on this by smuggling Lenin into Russia leading to... Read more…
  • Museum Explorers: Flags and Standards

    Sat, Feb. 24, 2018 1:30pm — 4:00pm

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    Why did The Black Watch carry standards into battle? Explore the Museum and discover why the Regimental Colours are so important. Afterwards, use your craft skills and a variety of fabrics to create your own giant flag designs. £5 per child (drink and snack and Museum Explorer’s polo shirt included) | Ages 7-12 Reservation required | 01738 638152 Read more…
  • Lecture | The German advance in the Spring of 1918

    Thu, Mar. 15, 2018 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    *Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum Lecture Series* With the Russians having sought a peace treaty, the Germans were able to concentrate their forces in the West and to launch a major offensive, before the Americans were ready to take their place on the Western front. This was aimed especially at General Gough’s Fifth Army and almost succeeded before the German advance was finally halted... Read more…
  • British Science Week: Battlefield Laboratory

    Sat, Mar. 17, 2018 1:30pm — 3:30pm

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    How do guns and cannons work? What makes a bullet fly in a straight line? Find out the answers to these questions and more at our explosively exciting Battlefield Laboratory workshop. £3 per child | Ages 7-12 | Reservation required | 01738 638152 Read more…
  • Museum Explorers: The Ludendorff Offensive

    Sat, Mar. 24, 2018 1:30pm — 4:00pm

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    In March 1918 the German Army launched its final great attack of the First World War, the Ludendorff Offensive. Help the British Army prepare for the oncoming assault by constructing your own detailed front-line trench model £5 per child (drink and snack and Museum Explorer’s polo shirt included) | Ages 7-12 Reservation required | 01738 638152 Read more…
  • Museum Easter Egg Hunt

    Mar. 31 - Apr. 15, 2018 All Day

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    The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? From Saturday 31st March until Sunday 15th April All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry. Read more…
  • Art of War: Beautiful Broadswords

    Tue, Apr. 3, 2018 11:00am — 3:00pm

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    Broadswords were the weapons of choice for highland warriors, they were also beautiful works of art. Have a look at some of our stunning swords before trying your hand at making one of your own. All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Suggested donation £3 per child. Read more…
  • Art of War: Children’s Illustration Masterclass

    Thu, Apr. 5, 2018 1:30pm — 4:00pm

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    Join local artist Sylvia Troon for an exciting drawing masterclass. Learn some handy tips and techniques to help you create imaginative sketches which will bring a story to life   £8 per child | Ages 7-12 | Reservation required | 01738 638152 Read more…
  • Art of War: Print Makers Practice

    Tue, Apr. 10, 2018 11:00am — 3:00pm

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    Roll up your sleeves and have a go at block printing to design your own stylish artwork. Why not explore the galleries with our fun trail to discover the inspiring prints on display in The Black Watch Castle and Museum? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Gallery Trail included in Museum Entry. Suggested donation of £3 per person for block printing. Read more…
  • Art of War: Children’s Watercolour Masterclass

    Sat, Apr. 14, 2018 1:30pm — 4:00pm

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    Master the art of watercolours with local artist Rebecca Prentice. Learn simple tips and techniques to help you create some wonderful artworks. £8 per child | Ages 7-12 | Reservation required | 01738 638152 Read more…
  • Lecture | The Zeebrugge and Ostend Raids: 23rd April 1918

    Thu, Apr. 26, 2018 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    *Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum Lecture Series* To mark the centenary of the Ostend and Zeebrugee Raids of 23rd April 1918 Dr Andrew Gordon will discuss the strategic situation with particular reference to the U-boat war in 1917-18, the gate-keeping role of the Dover Patrol with its huge defensive minefields, the role of Bruges as a naval base and the two canals connecting it... Read more…
  • Museum Explorers: Officer School

    Sat, Apr. 28, 2018 1:30pm — 4:00pm

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    Have you got what it takes to be an officer in The Black Watch? Make your own officer’s dirk and scabbard and try your hand at putting a squad of soldiers through challenging battlefield manoeuvres. £5 per child (drink and snack and Museum Explorer’s polo shirt included) | Ages 7-12 Reservation required | 01738 638152 Read more…
  • Lecture | Allenby and the Palestine Campaign 1917-18

    Thu, May. 17, 2018 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    *Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum Lecture Series* After two unsuccessful attempts by General Murray to take Gaza, Allenby took over. He conducted a most successful campaign leading not only to the capture of Gaza but to the taking of Jerusalem and most of present day Syria. In stark contrast to the Western Front, this was a campaign of effective use of force, surprise and... Read more…
  • Museum Explorers: Awful Air Raids

    Sat, May. 26, 2018 1:30pm — 4:00pm

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    Find out what it was like to be in a World War Two air raid. Learn how to recognise German bombers and construct your own Anderson and Morrison Shelters. £5 per child (drink and snack and Museum Explorer’s polo shirt included | Ages 7-12 Reservation required | 01738 638152 Read more…
  • Lecture | The Battle of Amiens and the 100 Days Campaign

    Mon, Jun. 11, 2018 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    *Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum Lecture Series* The battle of Amiens saw the halting of the German spring offensive of 1918. There followed the most successful campaign of the British Army in WW1, leading to the Germans seeking peace, to the abdication of the Kaiser and to the Treaty of Versailles. Professor Sir Hew Strachan will tell us about these momentous months, when, militarily,... Read more…