Museum welcomes festival

Visitors will have the chance to step back in time.

Visitors will have the chance to step back in time.

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Visitors to the Black Watch Museum in Perth will be able to step back in time to the First World War this weekend.

The Festival of Museums is visiting the museum from May 16-18 when there will be chances to see First World War re-enactors rub shoulders with 18th century re-enactors on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.; listen to singers perform First World War songs, also on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and contribute to a First World War mural with an art lesson with professional artist Robin Leishman during the same times.

There will also be, of course, the opportunity to take a tour of the museum and find out more about the history of one of Scotland’s most famous regiments from 1725 to the present day (Saturday at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.). Taking place across just one weekend, this year’s Festival of Museums, created and co-ordinated by Museums Galleries Scotland, will see more than 90 events, workshops, exhibitions and performances take place across Scotland.

Joanne Orr, Museums Galleries Scotland CEO, said: “With such a wide variety of events on offer there really is something for everyone.”