The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum
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9:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:15 PM
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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 including its three antecedent regiments dating back over 300 years. The antecedent regiments of the SCOTS DG are the 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's Own), the 6th Dragoon Guards (The Carabiniers), the 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards), The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons), and the 25th Dragoons.
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Neighborhood: Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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Nicola D
Hessle, UK3,149 contributions
We visited the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Regimental Museum in March, just before lockdown. The museum is situated within Edinburgh Castle so entry is included in the Castle admission ticket price and the audio guide. We found it interesting and informative.
Written June 2, 2020
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DMJLutz
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Couples
Wonderful museum located in Ediburgh Castle grounds.So much history! Price included with the price of admission or if you plan on traveling around Scotland (once lockdown is over) do yourself a favor& buy a Historic Scotland 1 year membership. We were traveling from USA & even though we weren't going to be going back again in the year's time frame, it was still a bargain to see so many wonderful sites& we could get in free!
Written June 3, 2020
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Pittsburgh, PA57,719 contributions
Couples
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum is part of the Edinburgh Castle admission.It is an experience, Well worth the time to visit.
Written October 8, 2018
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Eric G
Pasadena, CA621 contributions
Located on the Edinburgh castle grounds, this museum. while not as impressive as the National War Museum is still a fine museum and is well covered by the Castle audio guide. The Royal Scots Guards have been around for a few hundred years and played an important role at Waterloo. It is worth taking the time to see the Waterloo exhibit, and many others are interesting too. You can see the entire museum in about 30 minutes.
Written November 26, 2019
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Laerchon
Scotland, UK6 contributions
Solo
I hadn't originally planned to visit the RSDG museum, but it was much better than I expected and well worth seeing. For a relatively small space it has a surprisingly large collection of artefacts, and unlike the trend in most modern museums it is also quite information-dense: the curators of this museum evidently don't consider "accessible" and "dumbed down" to be synonymous!

Visitors should note that while entry to the museum itself is free, you need to have an Edinburgh Castle ticket which is fairly expensive.
Written November 13, 2015
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Big_Jeff_Leo
St Helens, UK20,674 contributions
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This museum illustrates the history of Scotland's only cavalry regiment and its English and Scottish antecedents dating back to 1678. Famous episodes in regimental history, such as the charge of the Royal Scots Greys at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, the same regiment's action in the 1943 Italian campaign and the 3rd Carabiniers epic assault in Burma are given pride of place amongst well presented displays of uniformed figures, paintings, photographs and regimental trophies from its various campaigns. Interactive displays and exhibits take the visitor right up to the Regiment's most recent involvement in Iraq.
The museum is broke into 4 main galleries, Gallery three has the greatest treasure of all, as you will be introduced to the story of the Scots Greys at the Battle of Waterloo, The regiment’s greatest treasure, the ‘Eagle’ of the French 45th Infantry Regiment that was captured at the battle by Sergeant Charles Ewart of the Greys, can be seen alongside the regimental standard it accompanied. He is buried of course on the castle esplanade.
Entry is free as it comes with your Castle admission.
Written September 15, 2016
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Drehort
Mainz, Germany396 contributions
Couples
The museum is unusally small for a military unit with such a long and noble history. Military enthusiats will have an enjoyable visit.
Written January 7, 2016
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BigHugh51
Adelaide, Australia3,648 contributions
Couples
We visited the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum after we had taken the complimentary guided tour of Edinburgh Castle. It was our second visit to this small but very well organised and well presented museum. On this occasion we were able to give our attention to relics and artefacts which we had glossed over, during our first visit, two years previously.
The museum has a wonderful display of uniforms, weapons, flags, pennants, documents and medals from the various significant campaigns which the regiment has been involved in over the centuries.
Even if you do not have a great interest in military history, this museum is still worth a visit as it has stories and exhibits which are of general interest.
Written November 7, 2015
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TimvandenBersselaar
Den Bosch, The Netherlands130 contributions
The whole museum is about the cavalry. It's a bit small am the do not have lots of interesting objects. Lot's of medals for those who'll enjoy.
Written July 13, 2013
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Chris M
Warrington, UK90 contributions
Family
There's a Napoleonic Eagle captured by Ensign Ewart at Waterloo. If there was nothing else it would be worth going to see but there is a great story of the Regiment and it's role in British History to see too. Well worth a visit.
Written May 28, 2013
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