Opening Hours

We are open 7 days a week.

Winter (1st November – 31st March)
Castle and Museum | 10.00am – 4.00pm | Last entry to the Museum is 3.00pm
Bistro @ The Castle | 10.00am-3.30pm | Last orders for food is 3.00pm and for coffee and cake 3.30pm

Summer (1st April – 31st October)
Castle and Museum |9.30am-4.30pm | Last entry to the Museum is 3.30pm
Bistro @ The Castle | 9.30am – 4.00pm | Last orders for food is 3.00pm and for coffee and cake 4.00pm

Admission

Museum Day Ticket

Adults, £12.00, Concession (60+, students) £9.00, Children (5-15) £5.00, Family Ticket (2 adults, up to 4 children) £28.25, Under 5’s Free. 

This ticket entitles the holder to unlimited return visits to The Black Watch Museum for one year from the date of purchase to explore and discover our Museum’s rich exhibits, displays and collections.

Daily Guided Tour

Adults, £21.00, Concession (60+, students) £16.50, Children (5-15) £9.75, Family Ticket (2 adults, up to 4 children) £52.25, Under 5’s Free. 

During the Summer months guided tours are available at 11am and 2pm. During Winter they take place daily at 11am. Your guided tour ticket price includes all day admission to the Museum.

When you purchase a ticket for our guided tour, you’ll also receive a Standard Admission Ticket that entitles you to unlimited visits to The Black Watch Museum for one year. Please note that this Standard Admission Ticket does not include unlimited guided tours.

Private Black Watch Story Tour

£115.00 Story Tour for up to 6 people

Explore the incredible history of Scotland’s oldest Highland Regiment and discover a collection of compelling soldier stories with our exclusive private Black Watch Story Tour.  

This tour must be booked in advance:
T: 01738 638152, option 1 | E: enquiries@theblackwatch.co.uk

Regular admission is free for members of The Black Watch Association, serving Black Watch Battalion, serving Royal Regiment of Scotland and Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum. Daily Guided Tours are £7.50  (Please show your membership or identification card).  

Museum Quiet Time

Museum quiet times are available twice a month, on one Sunday and one Weekday, from 4.30-5.30pm with a member of the team on hand for support if needed. These sessions need to be pre-booked.

We reduce the noise and lights in the galleries to make the museum more accessible to those who need a calmer space to explore the story of Scotland’s oldest Highland regiment. You can also book an object handling session to get hands-on with The Black Watch story.

£5 per person with accompanying carers free

Book your quiet time session here or call 01738 638152

Hands on with Object Handling

Discover artefacts from The Black Watch Castle and Museums collections that will be available to handle and discuss their history with a member of our team. Hold a helmet struck by a bullet in the First World War and read a newspaper clipping printed over a hundred years ago as you learn about the history and heritage of The Black Watch.

If you would like to experience the fun just ask at the front desk during your visit. A member of our team will meet you in the galleries and help you explore the stories within the object handling cases. It is included in the cost of Museum Entry.

How to Find Us

We are situated on Hay Street, within easy walking distance of the centre of Perth.     

To find suggested walking and cycle routes to the Castle and Museum click the directions icon on the map (on mobile devices click View larger map first). Enter your starting point then click the cycle or foot icons. The map will display a number of options for you to choose from.

Perth rail station (PH2 8RT) can be easily reached by train, with direct ScotRail services from all of Scotland’s cities. To plan your journey and check train times, click here.

Perth bus station (PH2 8HB) is on a number of national and local bus networks, including Scottish Citylink and Megabus (to Broxden with link bus). There are no direct buses from Perth bus station to the Castle & Museum.

There are taxi ranks at Perth train station (which is across the road from the bus station) and elsewhere in the city centre.

For comprehensive travel information, please contact Traveline Scotland online or by telephone: 0871 200 2233

Accessibility

We aim to make the castle welcoming and accessible to all of our visitors.

We hope the access information provided at the link below will help you to plan your visit and have a memorable experience with us.

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Visiting Groups

We are delighted to welcome groups of all sizes to discover the fascinating history of The Black Watch. There are a variety of ways for your group to explore the Museum and enjoy refreshments at our award winning Bistro @ The Castle.

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Schools

We are committed to using the educational potential of The Black Watch Museum to create and provide inspiring learning experiences for all.

We provide a range of engaging and interactive workshops for primary and secondary school aged children that are linked to the Curriculum for Excellence.

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