The Black Watch Castle and Museum

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Balhousie Castle Hay Street
Perth & Kinross

The Black Watch Museum is housed in the historic Balhousie Castle. The origins of the Castle are said to date back to the 12th century. Our Five Star Museum shares the story of the iconic Black Watch Regiment, Scotland's premier Highland Regiment. The Museum has a gift shop which offers a wide of products from regimental memorabilia to handpicked Scottish gifts. In our award winning Cafe you will find a delicious selection of hot and cold food. We serve breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea and use locally sourced ingrediants where possible. Our unique and compelling location can provide private dining experiences, exclusive use of the Castle, group and bespoke tour.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Summer Opening Hours: Shop and Museum | 9.30am - 4.30pm Cafe | 9.30am - 4.00pm Winter Opening Hours: Shop and Museum | 10.00am - 4.00pm Cafe | 10.00am - 3.30pm


Adults £7.50 Concession £6.00 Children £3.50 Flexible Family ticket (max 2 adults) £18.00


  • Museums Association

Travel directions:

Access to our car park is well signposted, and can be gained off Hay Street and through the top parking area of Bells Sports Centre. Our car park is for visitors only and includes: parking for blue badge holders larger bays for minibuses coach parking for one bus (this MUST be booked in advance of a visit)

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Shop
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Breastfeeding facilities
  • Buggy parking facilities
  • High chairs in café/restaurant
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Bicycle park
  • Licensed bar
  • Parking for coaches
  • Restaurant
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Education facilities available
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups


  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Induction loops in exhibition spaces
  • Induction loops in lecture theatres
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Online shop
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Community outreach programme/service
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Early years education service available
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Online teaching materials available
  • Special educational needs education services available

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