Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum lectures series

Formation and early roles of The Royal Flying Corps
Monday 8th May | 6.30pm | £9 non-members | £7 Friends
Dr Paton will outline the early developments in air flight leading up to the formation of the Royal Flying Corps in 1912
Reservation recommended 01738 638152

The Tanks: From the Somme to Cambrai – The arduous road to victory
Tuesday 13th June | 6.30pm | £9 non-members | £7 Friends
Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Geoffrey Vesey Holt looks at the evolution of tanks in the First World War
Reservation recommended 01738 638152

Festival of Museum Events

History Hunt
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May | 11.00am – 3.00pm | suggested donation £3
This weekend become an archaeologist and discover the hidden treasures buried in our mini dig pits. Piece together the clues to uncover the fascinating stories these objects have to tell.
Drop in event

Explore the Trench
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May | 11.00am – 3.00pm | suggested donation £3
Explore our First World War replica trench and get to grips with the day to day life of a First World War soldier living in the trenches
Drop in event

The Kelpies at the Castle

2nd June – 19th June | 9.30am – 4.30pm | Free
We are delighted to announce that the striking 10ft high scale models of The Kelpies, hand crafted by renowned sculptor Andy Scott are visiting The Black Watch Castle and Museum. These iconic sculptures pay homage to the tradition of the working horses in Scotland. Their visit to the Castle and Museum encourages us to reflect on the important role played by horses throughout Scottish and military history.

Family Storytelling | The Secrets of the Kelpies
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June | Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June
Bookable sessions: 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
Cost £4 per child | adults free
Meet the Kelpie maquettes, explore their mythical origins in Scottish folklore and discover why the horse has become a symbol of strength and power throughout Scottish history.
Each child will receive a family ticket to return to the museum within the next 3 months.
Reservation recommended 01738 638152

Kelpie Crafts
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June | Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June
11.00am -3.00pm | Suggested donation of £2
Taking inspiration from the Scottish horse and the mythical Kelpie, let’s get creative with our family drop in crafts.
Drop in event

Lunchtime Lecture | History of the Horse in Warfare
Thursday 8th June | 13.30pm – 2.30pm | Suggested donation £3
For thousands of years the horse has been our companion, transport, and wartime ally. In this lecture Richard McKenzie, archivist at The Black Watch Museum, will consider the fundamental role played by the horse throughout military history.
Reservation recommended 01738 638152

Kind Regards
Leanor

Leanor Blackhall
Marketing and Commercial Executive

2016 Perthshire of Commerce Business Star Awards| Winner | Excellence in Tourism and Leisure Award
2016 The Food Awards, Scotland |Winner | Best Café/Bistro in Central Scotland
2016 Perthshire of Commerce Business Star Awards| Finalist | Independent Retailer of the Year Award
2016 Arts & Business Awards Scotland | Shortlisted | Enterprising Museum Award
2016 Scottish Outdoor and Leisure Awards | Nominee | Best Scottish Visitor Attraction

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