SMF Pop-up: The Black Watch Museum and Castle

We recently hosted a visit from members of the Scottish Museums Federation. They’ve written this great blog post about their visit with lots of pictures of the Museum. It was great to host them!

Scottish Museums Federation Blog

On the 11th of September the Scottish Museums Federation set off to the Black Watch Castle and Museum in Perth for our monthly SMF Pop-Up. We were greeted by Museum Manager Emma Halford-Forbes and Nicola Moss who welcomed us to the museum and proceeded to take us on our “Curator’s Tour”.

The Black Watch Museum and Castle was recently refurbished, reopening in 2013. To begin with Emma, gave us a bit of history about the museum, letting us know that as recent as the 1930’s the museum was an officers mess, and that even more recently admission was free. Like many other specialist museums, people were not aware that the museum was open to the public, thinking that you weren’t able to visit unless you were in the military.

As part of the redevelopment project the cottage that originally sat next to the castle, was knocked down in order to…

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The Museum of The Black Watch offers an insight into one of the British Army's if not the world's most famous fighting units. Scotland's Black Watch is an elite military regiment whose history stretches back almost three centuries.
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