Welcome to Broughty Castle Museum

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.
  • 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.

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


We are delighted to welcome you back to Broughty Castle Museum

Frequently asked questions

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 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.

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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