Coach Parking
Car Parking
Lecture Room
Disabled Access
Education service

Opening Times


9.30am - 3.45pm.

Closed for three weeks over Christmas and New Year.


Free, part of Castle entry charge.

About the museum

The Museum tells the story in chronological order and displays the collections of both the oldest infantry regiment in the British Army, The Royal Scots, raised under the authority of King Charles 1 by Sir John Hepburn in 1633, and Scotland’s youngest regiment, The Royal Regiment of Scotland, formed by the merger of the six surviving regular and two territorial (now Army Reserve) Scottish infantry regiments on 28 March 2006.

Since 1633 The Royal Scots, under a number of changing names, and, latterly, the other Scottish infantry regiments, known worldwide for their fierce fighting spirit, have given unbroken service during which loyalty to the Crown and the individual Regiment has been a common link for all who have served in their ranks. Our story of service in every corner of the world reflects the history of Britain and its Empire. The victories and defeats, from long ago through to modern times, still shape the world we live in. Information is given on display panels in each section of the Museum. Introductory panels give the outline to our story an d the background to the displays. They will be especially useful to visitors who only have a short time to spend with us. More detailed information is given with in the in dividual display cabinets and against items. The Royal Scots Regimental archive and library are on site and may be viewed by appointment.


The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment), The Royal Scots (The Lothian Regiment), Lothian Regiment (Royal Scots), 1st or The Royal Scots Regiment, The Royal Regiment of Foot, 1st Regiment of Foot or Royal Scots, 1st or Royal Regiment of Foot, Royal Regiment of Foot, Earl of Dumbarton’ s Regiment (1s t Foot), Le Regiment de Douglas, Le Regiment d’Hebron.


The Castle, Edinburgh, EH1 2YT

Tel 0131 310 5100


Visiting Advice

Please see the 'Getting Here' advice listed on the official Edinburgh Castle website.

Castle facilities.