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  • Art of War | Decorative Weapons

    Sat, Nov. 25, 2017 1:30pm — 3:30pm

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    In this workshop take a close look at some of the wonderfully decorated weapons in the Museum’s collection and have a go at creating some yourself. £3 per child |Ages 7-12 | Reservation required Read more…
  • World War One Replica Trench

    Nov. 26 - Oct. 26, 2017 11:00am — 3:00pm

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    Explore our First World War replica trench and learn about the day to day life of a soldier living on the front line. Read more…
  • Book Week Scotland | Puppet Making at the Castle with Sylvia Troon

    Sat, Dec. 2, 2017 11:00am — 12:00pm

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    Join us at the Castle for storytelling and puppet making during Book Week Scotland, a week-long celebration of books and reading.  Storyteller Sylvia Troon will help you to create a colourful, character puppet to use in your own amazing stories. Ages 3-6 | 11.00am-12noon Ages 7-12 | 2.00pm-3.30pm £3 per child | Reservation required | Call 01738 638152 Read more…
  • Book Week Scotland | Puppet Making at the Castle with Sylvia Troon

    Sat, Dec. 2, 2017 2:00pm — 3:30pm

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    Join us at the Castle for storytelling and puppet making during Book Week Scotland, a week-long celebration of books and reading.  Storyteller Sylvia Troon will help you to create a colourful, character puppet to use in your own amazing stories. Ages 3-6 | 11.00am-12noon Ages 7-12 | 2.00pm-3.30pm £3 per child | Reservation required | Call 01738 638152 Read more…
  • Winter Festival at the Castle

    Sun, Dec. 3, 2017 10:00am — 4:00pm

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    Get into the festive spirit with our fun filled afternoon of Christmas activity. Join us to switch on The Black Watch Christmas lights, listen to the beautiful sounds of Christmas Carols, and experience storytelling in our First World War trench and galleries. Be creative with Christmas crafts and Christmas cookie decorating, and so much more. £5 per adult | Free for children under 16 Read more…
  • Museum Explorer's Club | Christmas in the Trenches

    Sat, Dec. 9, 2017 1:30pm — 4:00pm

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    Learn about the Christmas Truce of 1914 and re-enact the iconic football match which took place between British and German soldiers. Once the final whistle has blown we will create our own Princess Mary Gift Tin as presents for our loved ones. Ages 7-12 £5 per child (drink, snack and Museum Explorer’s polo shirt included). Reservation required | 01738 638152 Ex 201 Read more…
  • Winter Wreath Workshops

    Sun, Dec. 10, 2017 10:00am — 12:00pm

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    Make your own Festive willow wreath under the skilful guidance of local artist June McEwan. Weave a willow frame and use a range of decorative materials to personalise your creation. A hot drink and a delicious home baked mince pie will complete this seasonal event. Tools, willow and a small variety of decorative materials will be provided. Please bring along your own materials to individualise your creation... Read more…
  • Winter Wreath Workshops

    Dec. 10 - Sep. 10, 2017 1:00pm — 3:00pm

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    Make your own Festive willow wreath under the skilful guidance of local artist June McEwan. Weave a willow frame and use a range of decorative materials to personalise your creation. A hot drink and a delicious home baked mince pie will complete this seasonal event. Tools, willow and a small variety of decorative materials will be provided. Please bring along your own materials to individualise your creation... Read more…
  • Carols at the Castle

    Tue, Dec. 12, 2017 3:00pm — 4:00pm

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    Enjoy the sound of the Perth Choral Society performing a selection of classic Christmas Carols at the Castle. Take the opportunity to enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch beforehand or savour delicious home baked mince pies and glühwein during the performance. Suggested donation £2 | All ages welcome | Reservation required | call 01738 638152 Read more…
  • Lecture | 1917 - Total War

    Thu, Dec. 14, 2017 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum lecture series *Please note the date for this lecture has now changed from Thursday 7th December to Thursday 14th December* After the trials of the Somme and Verdun would the Allies apply the lessons learned and their growing stocks of materiel to break the Central Powers?  They would try but one ally would be knocked out of the... Read more…
  • Castle Christmas Experience

    Sun, Dec. 17, 2017 10:00am — 3:00pm

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    Join us at the Castle for an exclusive Christmas experience. Savour home baked mince pies and a hot drink whilst weaving your own Festive willow wreath with local artist June McEwan. Enjoy a two course Christmas lunch amidst the seasonal atmosphere of the multi-award winning Castle Café. Afterwards, discover the story of The Black Watch as one of our experienced guides leads you on an exclusive behind-the-scenes... Read more…
  • Lecture | What do we learn from all this?

    Thu, Jan. 18, 2018 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    *Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum lecture series* Professor Norman Drummond, Chair of WW100 Scotland and the Scottish Commemorations Panel offers his reflections and hopes for the educational and genealogical legacy of the World War I commemorative programme in the run up to and including Armistice 2018 and beyond. Norman Drummond’s life and work embodies a personal commitment to leadership and to developing talent in others, from... Read more…
  • Lecture | The Russian Revolution and its impact on WW1

    Thu, Feb. 15, 2018 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum Lecture Series Professor  Evan Mawdsley of Glasgow University will cover the Russian aspect of the latter period of WW1: Revolution and the Brest Litovsk Treaty.  As WW1 dragged on Russian losses became too great for the Russian people and disorder broke out in St Petersburg and elsewhere.  The Germans capitalized on this by smuggling Lenin into Russia leading to... Read more…
  • Lecture |The German advance in the Spring of 1918

    Thu, Mar. 15, 2018 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    *Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum Lecture Series* With the Russians having sought a peace treaty, the Germans were able to concentrate their forces in the West and to launch a major offensive, before the Americans were ready to take their place on the Western front. This was aimed especially at General Gough’s Fifth Army and almost succeeded before the German advance was finally halted... Read more…
  • Lecture | The Zeebrugge and Ostend Raids: 23rd April 1918

    Thu, Apr. 26, 2018 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    *Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum Lecture Series* To mark the centenary of the Ostend and Zeebrugee Raids of 23rd April 1918 Dr Andrew Gordon will discuss the strategic situation with particular reference to the U-boat war in 1917-18, the gate-keeping role of the Dover Patrol with its huge defensive minefields, the role of Bruges as a naval base and the two canals connecting it... Read more…
  • Lecture | Allenby and the Palestine Campaign 1917-18

    Thu, May. 17, 2018 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    *Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum Lecture Series* After two unsuccessful attempts by General Murray to take Gaza, Allenby took over. He conducted a most successful campaign leading not only to the capture of Gaza but to the taking of Jerusalem and most of present day Syria. In stark contrast to the Western Front, this was a campaign of effective use of force, surprise and... Read more…
  • Lecture | The Battle of Amiens and the 100 Days Campaign

    Mon, Jun. 11, 2018 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    *Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum Lecture Series* The battle of Amiens saw the halting of the German spring offensive of 1918. There followed the most successful campaign of the British Army in WW1, leading to the Germans seeking peace, to the abdication of the Kaiser and to the Treaty of Versailles. Professor Sir Hew Strachan will tell us about these momentous months, when, militarily,... Read more…