Cultybraggan Camp Museum

Museum Open May 6th and 27th Bank Holidays,

and Every Sunday or by appointment

10.30am-4.30pm, last entry 3.45pm.

Entry by donation.

Visit the notorious Black Camp 21, where hard-line SS officers terrorised fellow inmates.

Roll call
  • Discover the audacious plot for the mass escape of 7000 PoWs and how it led to murder at Cultybraggan
  • Discover the German-Jewish interpreter who became a beacon of hope to the prisoners
  • Find out how a group of Comrie schoolgirls snuck a home-sick PoW to the cinema, 7 miles away
  • View the 66 cartoons drawn by a German PoW in 1944-45
  • Hunt the Cultybraggan mice!

Cultybraggan Camp Museum opened in April 2022 and tells the story of the camp and its people from 1941-2004.

It is situated in the Grade A listed brick building that has been, at various times, the guard house and detention block, the stores and armoury. We call it the 'Jail Block'. Here you can see the original "slammer" cell doors, handle military objects, listen to voices from the past and see crafts made by PoWs at the camp.

Next door, recreations in a Nissen hut show what it was like to stay at the camp both as a prisoner and as a squaddie.

Museum Opening Hours

April-October, Sundays only (while renovations take place)

10.30am-4.30pm, last entry 3.45pm

Entry by donation; under 16s must be accompanied by an adult; dog friendly

Squaddies marching out of Cultybraggan Camp led by piper - early 50's
Magic Flute

Museum Expansion

  • There are two further 30m Nissen huts designated to house exhibitions, including Comrie history.
  • A latrine block, which housed one of the infamous 'magic flute' style latrines, will be renovated and opened to visitors.
  • Volunteers are currently renovating the east wing of the guard house but the roof desperately needs replaced. Find out more


Volunteers are the lifeblood of the visitor attraction. Find out more about volunteering at the museum.


The camp is building an ever-growing archive of artefacts relating to the camp, the Second World War, military lives and Comrie history which have been kindly donated or loaned to us by private individuals and other museums.

Should you wish to donate artefacts or share stories and photographs, please get in touch.


We are grateful for your generous donations to fund the museum, exhibitions, building repairs and upgrades.

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Learn about the history of the camp