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Explore The Black Watch Museum with your class

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

School Workshops

Through our learning programme we provide a range of engaging and interactive workshops for primary and secondary school aged children that are linked to the Curriculum for Excellence. We offer workshops which focus on the First and Second World Wars. During these educator sessions, pupils will have the opportunity to explore the Museum, dress in period uniforms, handle weapons used by the Regiment, visit our reconstructed First World War trench, learn from primary source material and much more. These sessions are available as half-day workshops and can be delivered either in the morning or afternoon, Monday to Friday. The content and duration of workshops can be tailored to meet the learning needs of your class.

For more details on the available workshops and related activities please see the documents in the Information for Teachers section below.

Self-Guided Visits

We welcome self-guided visits during Museum opening hours. To avoid clashes with other groups we ask that you book in advance. We can provide themed trails and worksheets for your class to use during their visit.

Travel Bursary

The generosity of the Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum has enabled us to establish a School Travel Bursary. This bursary is available to assist with transport costs from your school to The Black Watch Museum. To make an application, please complete a Travel Bursary Application Form and email it to the address below.

Outreach Service

If it is not possible for you to bring your class to the Museum, a member of our Learning Team can visit your school. Our First and Second World War workshops can be adapted for delivery in the classroom.


We will begin taking bookings again for school workshops from 7th January 2019.

To book a workshop or self-guided visit for your class, please complete and return our booking form.
To organise a visit to your school, please complete and return our outreach booking form.

Should you have any question please contact Carol-Anne Mackenzie, Learning and Audience Officer: 

T:  01738 638152 | Ext 208 

Information for Teachers

Primary Schools - First World War

Primary Schools - Second World War

Secondary Schools - First World War