The Regimental Museum interprets and displays over 300 years’ history of the only Scottish cavalry regiment in the British regular Army.
The museum exhibits a wide range of objects including weapons, uniforms, medals and paintings. These have been assembled to portray the story of the antecedent regiments that formed or were associated with The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards:
– 3rd Dragoons Guards (Prince of Wales’s Own)
– 6th Dragoon Guards (The Carabiniers)
– 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales’s Dragoon Guards)
– The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons)
– 25th Dragoons
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (SCOTS DG) is a working regiment whose soldiers operate in a role that is much the same as that of their predecessors. Proud of their regiment’s history, the men and women of SCOTS DG serve their country sure in the knowledge that they are, as the regimental motto states, ‘Second to None’.
How we operate
The museum operates as a charity with a board of trustees, one curator-archivist and one assistant curator. (Registered Charity No. in Scotland: SC006547)
The museum is supported by hard-working volunteers who assist in a variety of ways and whose help is very much appreciated.
How to find us
The museum is located in the New Barracks (built 1796-99) in Edinburgh Castle.
The museum is free but there is an entrance fee of £16.50 to enter Edinburgh Castle.
Museum Opening Hours
Winter hours (1st October-Easter)
Summer hours (Easter-1st October)
Explore the Museum
- View our permanent exhibitions
- Information on our latest temporary exhibition
- Follow our interactive timeline
- Explore key dates in history
- View Battle Honours of the Regiment
- See the museum’s star items
- View the treasures of the Regiment
- The Pipes and Drums
- The Military Band
- See both in action at Castle Howard
The Regiment Today
- What is the role of the regiment?
- Video, photos and information on The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Research & Enquiries
- Information on research services
- Make a research enquiry
- Make a donation