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The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum

Edinburgh Castle Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2YT, Scotland
+44 131 310 5138
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I guess you need to be interested in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards to appreciate it ...

Well, it's probably not a bad museum, but next day I couldn't remember much. Unless you know about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pleasanton, California
One of the Many Museums in Edinburgh Castle

There are quite a few military museums within Edinburgh Castle. I recommend walking through them... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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  • Average27%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:15
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Edinburgh Castle Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2YT, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 310 5138
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, it's probably not a bad museum, but next day I couldn't remember much. Unless you know about those Guards and find them interesting, you probably are not going to remember much either.

Thank heckfy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are quite a few military museums within Edinburgh Castle. I recommend walking through them all, though don't spend too much time reading the information boards or else you won't have time to explore the rest of the castle. The museum is well laid out.

Thank CaitlinAnnC
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Not a bad museum, but there is too much information if you want to be quick. It's included in the castle visit, but is not the most important visit.

Thank Jaume v
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Contained within the walls of Edinburgh Castle this museum traces the history of Scotland's only Cavalry Regiment. A very easy to follow display of history, uniforms, weaponry, medals and artefacts. Displays to suit all ages. Well worth an hour or two of anyone's time.

Thank TripMember061620171
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum is about half way up to the top of the castle form the font gate. Inside there are uniforms, flags, and ribbons and medals given to soldiers. It does tell the tory of the guards. If you are a...More

Thank Adam W
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Very good and informative way to find out the history of Scotland's military involvements with the UK over the centuries, lots of militaria stuff in here, if you are into that sort of stuff then this is the place! I have been here a couple...More

Thank Theycallitmadness
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Based in Edinburgh Castle this museum illustrates the history of Scotland's only cavalry regiment, it's certainly worth the time to look around this brilliant museum.

Thank Mikey_P7
Reviewed 15 September 2016

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...More

1  Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This museum on the castle property is dedicated to the Royal Scots Dragoons is is a wonderful collection of memorabilia and artifacts from this storied regiment. There are excellent artifacts and stories relating to the battles and actions of this regiment that should be seen...More

Thank Don L
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We were at the Castle and this is included in the very reasonably priced ticket, along with all the other things to do and see there. Well set out so even when its busy everyone gets a chance to see all the exhibits, informative and...More

Thank Scumblebunny
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that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
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6 February 2015|
Response from SCOTS_DG_Museum |
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