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The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum is situated within the historic New Barracks at Edinburgh Castle. Our regimental story has many connections to the Castle’s own so a visit to the Museum makes for a perfect day out in Scotland’s capital city.

Admission

Admission to the Museum is included when you buy a ticket to visit Edinburgh Castle.

Visit the Edinburgh Castle website to view the latest ticket prices and information about visiting the Castle.

Opening times

Winter (1 October - 31 March)

09:30-16:15 daily

Summer (1 April - 30 September)

09:30-17:15 daily

Christmas and New Year

The Museum is closed 24-26 December and 1-2 January inclusive.

Location

The New Barracks is the largest building in the Edinburgh Castle complex.  

Address:

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum
The Castle
Edinburgh
EH1 2YT

Parking

Castle Terrace NCP is the nearest car park and offers a discounted rate for Castle visitors.

For more information visit National Car Parks.

Limited parking is available near the Castle entrance on the Esplanade for Blue Badge holders. Please book in advance by calling 0131 225 9846 or email ecadmissions@hes.scot.

Access

The Museum is fully wheelchair accessible. There is a ramp to access the main entrance. The lift is on the ground floor by the entrance and will take visitors to the first floor where the exhibition begins.

Toilets

There are no toilets in the Museum but facilities are located nearby in the Castle.

Shop

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Regimental Shop is located in the Museum on the first floor.

Contact

Telephone: 0131 220 0924

Email: curator@scotsdgmuseum.com

Address:

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum
The Castle
Edinburgh
EH1 2YT