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The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:15 PM
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One of several small museums on the Castle grounds

This museum is dedicated to Scotland’s Calvary. The museum itself is small, but well worth... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2019
San Jose, California
A Very Nice Museum

This is on the grounds of the Edinburgh Castle so it is free if you have already paid to enter the... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2019
Brian S
Phoenix, Arizona
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The Museum represents the history of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys). Housed inside the 1790's constructed New Barracks within Edinburgh Castle, the museum tells the story of the history and traditions of the SCOTS DG...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Edinburgh Castle Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2YT, Scotland
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Reviewed June 9, 2019

This museum is dedicated to Scotland’s Calvary. The museum itself is small, but well worth visiting. The museum contains a short history write up, paintings, time period clothes, a beautiful stained glass window and statues.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 4, 2019

This is on the grounds of the Edinburgh Castle so it is free if you have already paid to enter the castle. It is a good museum. A lot of history. A lot to see.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Brian S
Reviewed December 29, 2018

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum is located inside the walls of Edinburgh Castle. If you are interested in History, it is a good place for you. The museum exhibits a wide range of objects including weapons, uniforms, medals and paintings.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KseniaLoveUBritain
Reviewed October 7, 2018

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum is part of the Edinburgh Castle admission.It is an experience, Well worth the time to visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

A great museum for cavalry. Has the eagle taken by ensign Ewart at Waterloo (enough to attract any history lover) interesting to see how the regiment has evolved with the changing rigours of warfare.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NicholasOrrin
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

It would be easy to miss this little museum inside the Edinburgh Castle or perhaps you might be tempted to skip it. Don’t. It has a surprising variety of interesting displays and information and is worth your time while you are at Edinburgh Castle.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

I think you really have to be into this type of memorabilia to enjoy this. I am so I did enjoy. Some amazing historical pieces here! Lots of good reading to be done too. My only criticism is that perhaps it could me modernized to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Max S
Reviewed April 17, 2018

This Museum shows 300 years history of the only Scottish cavalry regiment in the British Army. Located inside extremely popular Edinburgh Castle. Go to the Castle first thing in the morning or buy ticket before you go, so you avoid those long queues. This Museum...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Halkidis
Reviewed February 6, 2018

A small but interesting Museum dedicated to the Royal Scots Dragoons and showcases their proud military history. Fascinating story of Field Marshall Sir William Robertson who joined the British Army as a Private & was promoted thru to the Top Job !! Worth a quick...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Skeney57
Reviewed October 19, 2017

Historical view of the Dragoons across the many centuries. Told through panaramas and uniforms. Rich history of the fighting for is on display.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank tfizzle
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February 6, 2015|
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My name is Paul Newman, I am the Assistant Curator of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Regimental Museum. I would like to know more about your collection and if possibly we could talk further please email me, the address of... More