About the Museum

Located in the city of Perth, Scotland, The Black Watch Castle & Museum is one of the top visitor attractions in Perthshire and includes the Copper Beech Cafe, the Museum Shop and the Regimental Museum. The Black Watch Museum collection covers the long history of the oldest of the Highland Regiments, from its raising as six independent companies in 1725 until the modern day as a battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. Uniforms, fine paintings, medals, photographs, diaries, weapons and military equipment, together with film and reminiscences bring to life the proud military heritage of this family regiment.

The collection contains significant items that have been gathered by the Regiment throughout its history, right up to the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Black Watch Museum is housed in the dramatic and historic Balhousie Castle. The Castle is set in its own beautiful gardens and grounds. A visit to this ancestral home of The Black Watch brings this glorious Regiment’s past vibrantly to life.


The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland | The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)| 42nd Royal Highland Regiment of Foot (The Black Watch)| 42nd (The Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot | 42nd Regiment of Foot Earl of Crawford’s Regiment of Foot (The Highland Regiment) | 73rd(Perthshire) Regiment of Foot | 73rd Regiment of Foot | 73rd (Highland) Regiment of Foot.


Coach Parking
Car Parking
Lecture Room
Disabled Access
Education service

Opening Times

1st April to 31st October

09.30am - 4.30pm.

1st November to 31st March

10am - 4.00pm.

Closed Christmas and New Year.


Charges apply.



Balhousie Castle, Hay Street, Perth, PH1 5HR

Tel 01738 638 152


Visiting Advice

Accessibility: Lift. Accessible toilets.
Children's activities available.

By car: follow brown signs from trunk roads and within Perth city centre

By foot: well signed and within easy walking distance of Perth city centre.