About the museum

Based in Edinburgh Castle, the museum houses an important collection illustrating the history of Scotland’s only cavalry regiment and its English and Scottish antecedents dating back to 1678. Famous episodes in regimental history include the charge of the Royal Scots Greys at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815,  action in the 1943 Italian campaign and the 3rd Carabiniers epic assault in Burma.  These are given pride of place amongst well presented displays of uniformed figures, paintings, photographs and regimental trophies from its various campaigns. Interactive displays and exhibits take the visitor right up to the Regiment’s most recent involvement in Iraq.


The Regimental archive and library may be viewed by appointment with the Regimental Secretary.


The Royal Scots Dragoons Guards (Carabiniers and Greys) 1971 from Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons) and 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales’s Dragoons Guards). Antecedent Regiments:3rd Carabiniers, 1928 from 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards, 1922 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales’s), previously 3rd (Prince of Wales’s) Dragoon Guards, 3rd Regiment of Dragoon Guards and 4th Regiment of Horse. 1922 The Carabiniers (6th Dragoon Guards), previously 6th Dragoon Guards (The Carabiniers), 3rd Irish Horse, 7th Horse, King’s Carabiniers, 8th Horse, 9th Regiment of Horse. (25th Dragoons, 1941-47) Royal Scots Greys previously named Royal North British Dragoons, Royal Regiment of Scots Dragoons.


Coach Parking
Car Parking
Lecture Room
Disabled Access
Education service

Opening Times


9.30am - 6.15pm (5.15pm in winter).

Closed 24,25,26th December and 1,2nd January.



Adult: £17.00
Child: £10.20
Concession: £13.60


The Castle, Edinburgh, EH1 2YT

Tel 0131 310 5100


Visiting Advice

Located within Edinburgh Castle.

Shop 0131 220 4387.

Castle facilities.