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The Museum takes pride in its constantly changing environment and strives to provide a in-depth focus on different aspects of the Regimental history from time to time.

Our temporary exhibition gallery has a programme of engaging and changing exhibitions, often featuring collections from our stores.

Life Behind The Wire | 30th June until 30th November

The term “Prisoner of War” can generate images of depravation, hardship and harsh treatment. This perception of Prisoner of War camps was in some cases true, however for many, whilst not pleasant, it was at least safe. The initial shame and trauma of capture gave way to an understanding that boredom and physical weakness rather than bullets were now the greatest enemies. Prisoners would battle against these foes by trying to educate and entertain themselves.  The Life Behind the Wire exhibition uncovers the lives of Black Watch soldiers captured and imprisoned during the 20th Century. It explores their experiences shared through letters, photographs, art and objects brought home as mementoes of their time in captivity.

Past Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibition