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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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Perfect if you like Military History

Historical view of the Dragoons across the many centuries. Told through panaramas and uniforms... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Portland, Oregon
Small museum

Back inside the Edinburg castle a small museum dedicated to the Calvary of Scottish army. Some... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Dallas, Texas
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good44%
  • Average26%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Edinburgh Castle Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2YT, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 310 5138
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

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

Thank tfizzle
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Back inside the Edinburg castle a small museum dedicated to the Calvary of Scottish army. Some interesting metals and uniforms on display. Don't miss speaking the the gentlemen inside he's extremely knowledgeable about the exhibits.

Thank wick1979
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Lots to see in this museum which looks small but once inside, there is so much information to absorb. Lots of medals, uniforms, prints..... you can actually spend a great deal of time in this museum. Lots to history to read. I was overwhelmed and...More

Thank ukienomad
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This is very much worth a walk through when in Edinburgh Castle. The history of the Dragoons are clearly spelled out and any military history buff should check it out.

Thank coachee1313
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The museum is located within the Edinburgh castle grounds which can be visited as part of the castle tour. It is well worth visiting if you are interested in all things military. For those not so interested it is still worth spending some time looking...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This museum is located inside Edinburgh Castle. If you are in the castle then it is worth a look. It is especially interesting for those interested in Military History, like my husband.

Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed 13 July 2017

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 26 June 2017

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
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-flavoured 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
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7 February 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