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We have a variety of fantastic family offerings this summer. From storytelling to hands-on activities, families will find something for all ages and interests at the Castle. For the first time this summer children can discover some of The Black Watch adventures and stories through a brand new Storytelling Tour. Offered on four different dates this summer, children will be encouraged to engage with the Black Watch collection through four stories linked to objects on displays.
Every Tuesday from 7 July 11 August the Museum will host family handling and craft activities in the galleries. Take the unique opportunity to handle artefacts from the collection, learn about their history and enjoy a craft session linked to the displays and themes of the Museum.
From portraits to planes, soldiers to medal-making kids can have a go at an eclectic mix of craft ideas at the fun drop-in craft afternoons. These take place fortnightly, on a Saturday between 1-3pm between April and September.
This year the Castle and Museum will host their first ever annual summer festival on Saturday 5th September with fun for all the family, reenactors, music, crafts, tours, dressing up, face painting, cookery demonstrations and much more!
Learning and Audiences Officer Rebecca Berger said We are thrilled to be offering new opportunities for families at the Museum this summer and excited to bring the fascinating story of The Black Watch to people of every age. There are so many fun and interesting ways to explore the history and heritage in museums!
Join us this summer at the Castle and Museum.
Perth Playhouse and The Black Watch Castle and Museum are teaming up to celebrate a shared history and are inviting you to join them!
Jan/25 - Givenchy/Cuincy Memorial Service and Laying Up of Standards
At 1100 on Sunday 25 January 2015 The Black Watch Castle & Museum will host a special service to remember those Black Watch men who fell 100 years before and to Lay Up the Standards of the North Scotland Branch of the British Korean Veterans Association.
Oct/08 - Castle & Museum Awarded Five Stars
We are very proud to announce that The Black Watch Castle and Museum has gained a five star award from VisitScotland, the highest grading possible through their Quality Assurance Scheme for visitor attractions.
Leanor Blackhall, Volunteer and Friends Coordinator explains, Providing a great volunteer journey is of paramount importance to us; we aim to ensure our volunteers enjoy their experience with us whilst assuring that the volunteer programme is effectively integrated with the aims and needs of the Museum. Undertaking the Volunteer Friendly Award meant that we had to look at our framework and practices to make certain they meet the quality standards required. Achieving the Award gives us the knowledge that we are providing a sound volunteering programme which reflects best practice in the sector.
Lidia Dye, Development Officer
with Voluntary Action Perthshire states, Working with The Black Watch Castle Museum through
the process of achieving the Volunteer Friendly Award has given me the
opportunity to find out about their work and how they work with
volunteers. I found it heartening to see how they look for ways to
include volunteers in their work and make it as enjoyable and worthwhile
experience as possible. It was a pleasure working with them.
The Volunteer Friendly Award is a nationally recognised accolade developed by Dundee Volunteer Centre which rewards organisations who evidence that their volunteer management practice provides effective induction, training, development opportunities and ongoing support and recognition for their volunteers.