Plan Your Visit

Opening Hours

09.30 – 16.45 (Last entry to Stirling Castle 16.00, last entry to museum 16.30) from 5th January to 31st March

09.30 – 17:45 (Last entry to Stirling Castle 17.00, last entry to museum 17.30) from 1 April to 30 September

The Museum operates the same opening hours as Stirling Castle. The above may be subject to change.

Scheduled closures

The museum will be closed the morning of the Friday 24th May. The museum will reopen to the public in the afternoon. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused. 


Entry to The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum is free as we are independently funded but do rely on donations to keep the museum open. Access to the Museum is included in the price of Historic Environment Scotland Stirling Castle ticket.

Prices are set by HES and are currently:

Ticket Type

Online Price

Walk Up Price

Adult (16-64yrs)



Concession (65yrs+ and unemployed)



Child (7-15yrs)



Family (1 adult, 2 children)



Family (2 adults, 2 children)



Family  (2 adults, 3 children)



The following may enter Stirling Castle free of charge on production of required identification:

• Argyll Veterans passes, which may be obtained from the Regimental Association
• Serving members of the Armed Forces should produce their ID cards (MOD 90)
• Guardians (Friends of the Museum) and Members of the Officers Dinner Club will be provided with membership cards by the Museum.

Please note that free access is only permitted for the named individual and does not include family members.

Ex-Argylls who are not currently members of an Association Branch can apply for a Museum pass by completing the forms on the Regimental Association section of our website. If anyone wishes advice on access, please contact the Museum for more information at

It is advisable to book concessionary tickets, and full price tickets online prior to your visit.

Transport Information

By Car

Once in Stirling, the Castle is clearly signposted. For parking on the Castle Esplanade. There are a limited number of disabled spaces which are offered on a first come, first served basis. 

Cost of the car parking (which is payable on arrival when a space is available) for a maximum of four hours is £4 per car. For HES Members the charge is £2. 

There is limited on-street paid parking in Stirling town centre as well as multi storey car parks at Wellgreen Place and Goosecroft Road (under the Thistles shopping centre).

Due to high demand for parking, you may wish to use city centre parking or the Castleview Park and Ride Service. You can get off at the Old Town Jail, and it is a 5 minute walk from the castle entrance. 

Walking Route

A free walking map is available using the Explore Stirling Mobile App – Your Stirling that includes an interactive walking route from the railway station to Stirling Castle, with narration by local Murray Cook.

By Train

Timetables and tickets are available on

Stirling Station is on Goosecroft Road near the city centre. The castle can be reached on foot or by bus or taxi.

By Bus

Stirling Bus Station is on Goosecroft Road near the city centre. The castle can be reached on foot or by bus or taxi.

Timetables and tickets are available on or


By Bicycle

There are bicycle racks by the car park booth on the esplanade.

Search for National Cycle Network routes on the Sustrains website. 

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After you’ve visited us, we would be grateful if you could leave a review about your visit. This will help the team know what you enjoyed and where improvements can be made. You can start this process using the Tripadvisor feature on the right.