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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.


Entry to the museum is free.

Historic Environment Scotland charges for admission to Edinburgh Castle where the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum is located.

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

If you wish to visit the Museum, access to Edinburgh Castle can be arranged for members of The Association and The Regimental Family by contacting Home Headquarters. They can be contacted by emailing either or you can contact the Assistant Regimental Secretary Sharon McConnell on We ask that you give us 48hrs notice and you contact us Monday to Friday. This will not allow wider access to 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.


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


The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum
The Castle


The closest bus stops are on the Mound or George IV Bridge. Visit Home - Lothian Buses where you can find timetables and live travel information.


The closest train station is Edinburgh Waverley station which is in the city centre. It is a steep walk uphill from the station to the Castle.


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


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.


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


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


Telephone: 0131 220 0924



The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum
The Castle