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Re-opening of the Castle and Museum

Keeping Safe

We are delighted to be fully re-open and welcoming back our visitors old and new. Your continued support will help us to rebuild and recover during these unprecedented times.

We appreciate that your visit to the Castle will be different from before and we have introduced some changes to ensure that we can open our doors and keep everyone safe. We please ask that you look out for signage around the Castle or seek guidance from our team to help with the new procedures.

We have achieved our We’re Good to Go award. This is an industry wide standard that shows the Castle and Museum have adhered to government and public health guidance by putting in place the necessary protocols to keep our visitors and staff safe during this time. Find out more about this scheme here

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Our Opening Hours
Monday – Sunday
Castle and Museum 9.30am – 4.30pm
Bistro @ The Castle 9.30am – 4.00pm

Last Museum entry 3.30pm
Last food orders 3.30pm
Last drink and cake orders 4.00pm

It is important to us that we continue to give you a five-star, world class experience during your visit whilst keeping you and our team safe. Therefore, we have introduced the following measures:

Please keep to the recommended 1 metre social distance from others. 

Wherever possible we have created a one way system so you can move safely move around the building

We have placed hand sanitisers at key locations for your use

Hand washing facilities are available in the visitor toilets

We have changed our visitor toilets to single use only

Our daily cleaning schedules have been reviewed and upgraded

Our team will wear personal protective equipment in line with Scottish government guidance

All staff and visitors will wear a face covering unless exempt for medical reasons

We ask that, wherever possible, you use contactless payments

When visiting we will record your name and contact details to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect

You can now pre-book online for admission to The Black Watch Museum

We recommend you pre-book your table prior at the Bistro @ The Castle (01738 638152, option 2 or

All our tables will be positioned two metres apart

We have placed protective screen between each table

All tables and chairs will be cleaned between use

Current guidelines state that 10 people from up to 4 households can share a table indoors. Under 12s do not count to wards this limit

15 people from up to 15 households can share a table outdoors

We will limit the number of visitors into the Castle and Museum at any one time

We have introduced separate entry and exit doors

We look forward to welcoming you to The Home of The Black Watch.

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