Sunday, 17 April 2011

Black Watch battlefield will bring 18th century soldiering to life

An article from The Courier:

Curatorial assistant Jill van Millingen with some of the pieces which can be seen during the tours.
 The chaos of the battlefield will be brought to life at an event in Perth in May when re-enactors arm themselves with swords and antique muskets.

Battles of The Black Watch is a free, fun drop-in event for all the family at Balhousie Castle when there will be a chance to experience life in an 18th century army camp and learn about a day in the life of a soldier.

To be held on Saturday, May 14 there will be shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

The event is part of the Festival of Museums weekend, a new festival celebrating Scotland's wealth of culture.
As part of the same event there is a chance to take part in an exclusive guided tour of the regimental museum collections.

The tour is on Friday, May 13 from 7-9pm, will be followed by drinks and canapes and a chance to talk to museum staff.

Tickets are £5 for adults, £3 for children and £1.50 for Friends of the Museum.

There is a maximum of 20 places and booking is essential.

Behind the scenes tours are an opportunity to find out about the objects in the museum stores.

There will be further tours the following day giving a chance to see objects not usually on display to the public.

The tours are at 11am and 2pm with the same prices as above.

There is a maximum of eight places per tour and booking is essential.

For more information on these events and The Black Watch Castle and Museum visit

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