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  • Christmas Lunch and carols at the Castle

    Tue, Dec. 11, 2018 1:00pm — 4:00pm

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    Celebrate the Festive season with a delicious 3 course lunch followed by a performance of much loved Christmas carols from Perth Choral Society. Lunch will be served at 1pm with the carol singing beginning at 3pm. £25 per person | 01738 638152 Ex 202 to book Read more…
  • Lecture | Mud, Blood and Bandages: The Royal Army Medical Corp on the Western Front, 1914-18

    Wed, Dec. 12, 2018 1:30pm — 2:30pm

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    In this lunch time lecture historian Andy Robertshaw will look at how the medical services coped with the conditions of the Western Front and treated and evacuated the wounded. What role did women play in this process? Was it just 'luck' that kept you alive? Were there any medical advances and what is the medical legacy today of the Great War? Historian, broadcaster and educator, Andy Robertshaw can make the... Read more…
  • Winter Festival at the Castle

    Sat, Dec. 15, 2018 10:00am — 4:00pm

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    Discover a day of festive fun for all the family at the Castle and Museum’s annual Winter Festival. *Christmas in the Trenches | **10.00am, 11.00am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm* It’s Christmas Eve in the trenches. Meet old soldier Private Angus McNiven as he cooks his Christmas pudding and opens his parcels from home. Pre-booking of preferred time advised. *Christmas Letters to loved ones | **10.00am-3.45pm* Receiving letters from loved ones would... Read more…
  • Lecture | In Their Own Words

    Wed, Jan. 9, 2019 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month awakens special emotions. No other day in the year is like it. Even a century on, it is marked in ever-greater solemnity with red poppies, tolling bells and somber remembrance.  One hundred years on, the men who could talk about the 1918 Armistice are gone. There are no survivors. Only the words they wrote allow... Read more…
  • Lecture | How to trace a Soldier

    Tue, Jan. 22, 2019 1:30pm — 2:30pm

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    This is an introductory talk designed to help those who know little about how to trace their military ancestors and would like to find out more. It will focus upon the last 150 years but will also mention the preceding centuries and how to pursue information from those different eras. As well as highlighting major research resources it shall also share anecdotes about the rewards, perils... Read more…
  • Museum Explorer's Club | Roads and bridges

    Sat, Jan. 26, 2019 1:30pm — 4:00pm

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    Explore the early history of The Black Watch as we discover how General George Wade opened up the Highlands with his famous network of roads.  Follow in Wade’s footsteps as we have a go at making our own bridges and roads to cross some tricky terrain. £5 per child (drink, snack and Museum Explorer’s polo shirt included) or free with Museum family annual pass| Ages 7-12 |... Read more…
  • Lecture | The First Battle of the Atlantic

    Wed, Feb. 6, 2019 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    The First World War at sea lasted from the moment the first shot was fired until the last. Though a much focus was on the great battle of Jutland, more important was the struggle between German submarines and the Royal Navy over control of the Atlantic. This first Battle of the Atlantic represented the one battle that the Allies had to win if they were to triumph. It involved... Read more…
  • Lecture | The Paris Peace Conference and the Making of a New World Order

    Thu, Mar. 14, 2019 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    The Paris Peace Conference came at the end of what was seen at the time as the war to end all wars. It was dictated largely by Lloyd George (UK), Clemenceau (France), Woodrow Wilson (USA) and Vittoria Orlando (Italy). Germany was not permitted to take part but was required to sign the agreement.Some of the outcomes saw the League of Nations being founded from Wilson’s Fourteen Points... Read more…