Welcome to Broughty Castle Museum

Please note that Flood Protection Scheme works are taking place within Broughty Ferry at present. Broughty Castle Museum will remain OPEN throughout but for a period of around 12 weeks from Monday 7 February there will be no vehicle access and some disruption to pedestrians and cyclists.

There will be no vehicle access or parking on Castle Approach. We ask visitors to consider using the Beach car park, alternatively there is on-street parking around King Street and Beach Crescent.

During Phase 1, pedestrian access will be from Beach Crescent and King Street via Castle Green playpark. Pedestrian access will also be available from Mill Street and Beach Car Park.

During Phase 2, pedestrian access will be from Beach Crescent down Castle Approach only.

We thank visitors for their co-operation and apologise for any inconvenience caused during the flood defence construction works.

We are delighted to welcome you back to Broughty Castle Museum

What can you expect?

Regular visitors will notice a few differences – but our warm welcome will remain the same!

Restrictions have eased significantly but we have instituted the following measures to protect both our staff and our visitors:

  • We have enhanced our regular cleaning regimes
  • We ask that all remain vigilant of their hand and cough hygiene. Sanitiser and hand washing facilities will be available. Staff will be wearing face coverings. We ask that visitors follow the Scottish Government guidelines and wear face coverings during their visit. Please let us know if you are exempt.
  • Please be aware that this is a changing situation. We will post updates, please check web, social media and local press for up to date information.

Summer Opening hours: Monday to Saturday - 10am-4pm; Sunday - 12.30pm-4pm


We are delighted to welcome you back to Broughty Castle Museum

Frequently asked questions

Yes, Broughty Castle Museum is ready to reopen. We have carried out risk assessments, tested our building systems, installed new signage, sanitiser stations and Perspex screens. We have implemented new cleaning and hygiene regimes and delivered training to all our staff.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Prior to welcoming visitors back, our staff have been involved in cleaning throughout Broughty Castle Museum.

We had rigorous daily cleaning regimes in place prior to lockdown. We have enhanced these further.

We have new signage in place to remind all of us to maintain a respectful distance from others.

We have instituted a new give way system on our narrow spiral stairs. We ask that priority is given to visitors coming down the stairs.

We advise all to follow current guidelines to wash their hands thoroughly and regularly with soap and hot water. Our public toilets will be open to support regular handwashing.

Hand sanitiser stations will be available on arrival.

Yes, our public toilets will be open with an enhanced cleaning regime.

Only museum visitors will be able to use our toilets.

Yes, current Scottish Government guidance requires face coverings to be worn during your visit.

Our staff will wear face coverings.

Note that within the Scottish Government guidance not all individuals are required to wear masks or face coverings. Please let our staff know if you are in this group. Please be courteous of those who may have valid health reasons for not wearing a face covering.

For the moment, we will not be offering our usual face-to-face talks and tours programme.

Broughty Castle sits imposingly at the mouth of the River Tay. Built in 1496 on a rocky promontory, it has faced many sieges and battles.

Today, Broughty Castle Museum houses fascinating displays on the life and times of Broughty Ferry, its people, the environment and the wildlife that live close by. The Castle has magnificent views over the river, and is only minutes away from Broughty Ferry Beach and Esplanade. It's a 'must-see' attraction if you're visiting Broughty Ferry, and offers something for everyone, with a changing programme of events, activities and displays.

 Contact Details

Broughty Castle Museum
Castle Approach
Broughty Ferry
 Email: broughty@leisureandculturedundee.com
 Tel: 01382 436916

 Opening Hours

Winter Opening hours: Tues to Sat - 10am-4pm; Sun - 12.30-4pm; Closed Mondays


Admission to Broughty Castle Museum and site is Free.

Broughty Castle is cared for by Historic Environment Scotland. The museum is operated by Leisure & Culture Dundee.

Facilities/How to Find Us

The City of Dundee is located on the east coast of Scotland, and is easily accessible by road, rail and air.

By Road:
Situated approximately 10 minutes drive from Dundee City Centre, Broughty Castle Museum is located on the seafront beside Broughty Ferry harbour, beside Castle Green. Free parking is available at the front of the Castle.

By Bus:
There are several bus routes into Broughty Ferry from the surrounding areas, with stops all within walking distance of the Castle itself. For more information on travelling by bus, including the closest stops, please visit the following sites for further information.

By Rail:
The Castle is approximately an 8 minute walk from Broughty Ferry Rail Station. Full information on train times and ticket costs can be found at Trainline.com


  • Shop
    A small selection of souvenirs, small gifts and postcards are available from the museum shop.
  • Toilets
    Located on the 2nd floor.
  • Access
    As a fortified and listed building, Broughty Castle has very restricted access for people whose mobility is limited. Due to the spiral staircase in the Castle, we regret that access for wheelchair-users is not possible.
  • Car Parking
    Free parking is available at the front of the Castle.
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