Museums



Moat Park Heritage Centre, Biggar

Description: One of a series of museums and places of interest within the town of Biggar. Meet an Iron Age family or a Roman soldier. See the 'Menzies Moffat' tapestry. Ownership: Biggar Museums Trust Situation – OS ref: NT 038377 How to get there: By car: On the A7202 road from Edinburgh to Lanark (via A 73) and South. Easily accessible also from the M74 Glasgow to Carlisl...
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The Albion Museum and Archive, Biggar

Description: One of a series of museums and places of interest within the town of Biggar. The Albion building houses vehicles and archives of Albion Motors, a commercial vehicle manufacturing firm started in 1899. A small motor museum is open at weekends. Ownership: Biggar Museums Trust Situation – OS ref: NT 042378 How to get there: By car: On the A7202 road from Edinburgh to Lanark...
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Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick

Description: This is the museum of Alnwick and District, where you can explore the turbulent history of North Northumberland. Located in the former St Mary’s Church, there are six specially themed areas capturing the unique nature of this historic region. Ownership: Registered Charity Situation – OS ref: NU 175136 How to get there: By car: In the town of Alnwick at 14 Bailiffgate,...
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Berwick upon Tweed Borough Museum

Description: This museum tells the story of Berwick upon Tweed through the ages. Explore the old garrison town and surroundings through the sights and sounds of "Window on Berwick". Included in this museum is an exhibition of that part of the world famous Burrell Collection which Sir William Burrell, who lived at Hutton Castle, gave to Berwick upon Tweed – some 300 pieces of the fine...
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Berwick Main Guard

Description: Georgian military guardhouse, built in 1815, which contains an exhibition of the history of the town and Royal Berwick. Ownership: English Heritage and Berwick Civic Society Situa...
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Berwick Town Hall and Cell Block Museum

Description: Bygone Berwick is captured in this exhibition of historical artifacts. Ownership: Situation – OS ref: NT 999529 How to get there: By car: In the town centre of Berwick upon T...
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Biggar Gasworks Museum

Description: Find out how gas was made from coal in the only preserved gasworks in Scotland. Built in 1839, Biggar Gas Works remains just as it was when it closed in 1973 following the arrival of North Sea gas. Ownership: Biggar Museums Trust Situation – OS ref: NT 038376 How to get there: By car: On the A7202 road from Edinburgh to Lanark (via A 73) and South. Easily accessible also...
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Brownsbank Cottage, by Biggar

Description: This cottage, the but and ben where Scotlands's international poet, Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Grieve) lived with his wife Valda from 1951 until their deaths in 1978 and 1989, has been restored to be exactly as it was. It is now a registered museum and home to a writer-in-residence. Ownership: Biggar Museum Trust Situation – OS ref: How to get there: By car: 2 mi...
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Berwick Barracks - By Beat of Drum

Description: An exhibition which chronicles the history of the infantryman of the British Army from 1660 to 1900. There are 12 rooms which show reconstructions of barrack room life with original uniforms and equipment. Ownership: English Heritage - part of Berwick Barracks. Situation – OS ref: NU 001531 How to get there: By car: In the town of Berwick upon Tweed. Car parking. By p...
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Coldstream Museum

Description: A local history museum with a special section for The Coldstream Guards. Temporary exhibitions each year. Picnic area and courtyard. Children’s Corner. Ownership: Scottish Borders Council Situation – OS ref: NT 845397 How to get there: By car: In Coldstream Market Square., off the A698 Kelso to Cornhill road. By public transport: Regular bus services from Kelso to ...
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Creetown Gem Rock Museum

Description: One of the finest privately-owned collections of gemstones, minerals, crystals and art items made from them in the country. Erupting volcano and crystal cave Ownership: Private Situation – OS ref: How to get there: By car: Just off the main A75 Dumfries to Stranraer Road in the village of Creetown. Signposted in the village By public transport: Regular public tra...
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Halliwell's House Museum & Robson Gallery

Description: This museum explores and reveals the life of Selkirk through the ages. See the lives of the working people in majestic displays, follow the Time-line, find out about ‘The Souters’ and see the Flodden Flag, brought home by the only survivor from the town. Ownership: Scottish Borders Council Situation – OS ref: NT 470284 How to get there: By car: Just off Selkirk Marke...
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Gladstone Court, Biggar

Description: One of a series of museums and places of interest within the town of Biggar. A museum of Victorian social history. Walk along the street as it was, visit the shops or sit in the schoolroom. Ownership: Biggar Museums Trust Situation – OS ref: NT 042378 How to get there: By car: On the A7202 road from Edinburgh to Lanark (via A 73) and South. Easily accessible also from t...
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Grace Darling National Memorial Museum, Bamburgh

Description: A Museum of the Life and Times of lifeboat heroine, Grace Darling. Ownership: Royal National Lifeboat Institution Situation – OS ref: NU 178349 How to get there: By car: In the village of Bamburgh. Turn off the A1, south of Berwick upon Tweed along the B1342. Signposted Bamburgh and Seahouses. By public transport: Regular bus services from Berwick upon Tweed. OPENI...
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Greenhill Covenanters' House, Biggar

Description: One of a series of museums and places of interest within the town of Biggar. Biggar Museum Trust rescued this 17th century farmhouse from its original site some 13 kilometres away. They rebuilt and refurbished it in 1975. Here you can return to the troubled times of the 18th century. Ownership: Biggar Museums Trust Situation – OS ref: NT 040381 How to get there: By car:...
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Hawick Museum & Scott Art Gallery

Description: Museum displaying the manufacturing and domestic life of the area. Local history is well covered. The Scott Art gallery houses Scottish art from the 19th and 20th centuries. Home to a sequence of temporary exhibitions changing regularly. Ownership:Scottish Borders Council Situation – OS ref: NT 494146 How to get there: By car: Within Hawick. In Wilton Lodge Park , Ha...
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Jedburgh Castle Jail & Museum

Description: 19th century Howard Reform prison with a local history interpretation centre and audio tours. On the site of the Royal Castle of Jedburgh. Ownership: Scottish Borders Council Situation – OS ref: NT 648202 How to get there: By car: Within the town of Jedburgh. Up the hill from the town Square, going South. By public transport: Within walking distance of the town centre....
Type: Museums


Jim Clark Room, Duns

Description: Museum dedicated to the life of Jim Clark, twice world motor racing champion in the 1960’s. Contains a unique collection of memorabilia, trophies and photographs. Ownership: Scottish Borders Council Museums Service Situation – Within the town of Duns, at 44 Newtown Street. How to get there: By car: In Duns. Public car parking nearby. By public transport: Regular bus...
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John Buchan Centre, Broughton

Description: Memorial display to John Buchan, novelist and statesman. As Lord Tweedsmuir he was Governor-General of Canada; as John Buchan he wrote The Thirty Nine Steps and many other works of fiction. Ownership: Biggar Museum Trust Situation – OS ref: NT 115356 How to get there: At Calzeat. By car: On the A701 Edinburgh to Moffat road, at the south end of Broughton. By public tr...
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King's Own Scottish Borderers Regimental Museum

Description: This museum honours the history of this famous regiment from 1689 to the present day. It follows the changes in weaponry, uniforms etc with tableaux and audio-visual displays Ownershi...
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Marine Life Centre and Northumbria's Haunted Kingdom, Seahouses

Description: This museum is an entertaining and an educational experience – a time tunnel of the fishing industry both at sea and ashore in Seahouses. Also has the Haunted Kingdom, a walk through Gh...
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The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Description: The new Queen's Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Spectacular exhibitions: "Watercolours and Drawings from Collection of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother" 19th Mar...
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Robert D Clapperton Photographic, Selkirk

Description: An original Daylight Photographic Studio dating from 1867. Has an amazing collection of negatives and photographic artefacts. See what it was like when you made a visit to a photographer’s studio c 1890. See how the finished print was produced from the original glass negative. Demonstrations when time allows. Ownership: Private Situation – OS ref: NT 475293 How to get t...
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Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange

Description: The Scottish Museum of Mining at the former Lady Victoria Colliery. The guides are former miners, the atmosphere is that of the mine. This is the place to come to experience what miners...
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Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom

Description: The building in Selkirk where Sir Walter Scott sat as a Sheriff of Selkirk from 1804 till 1832. Now a museum which explores his life, his writings and especially his time as a Sheriff. Also features James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd, and Mungo Park, the African Explorer. Ownership: Scottish Borders Council Situation – OS ref: NT 471285 How to get there: By car: In t...
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The Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre

Description: Modern exhibition on the life of the Scottish Roman Frontier. Artefacts, models, panels, replicas etc. New attraction is the reconstruction of the Roman soldier’s head. Ownership: Trimontium Trust Situation – OS ref: NT 547339 How to get there: By car: In Melrose Square. Car parking nearby (some Free, some Pay & Display) By public transport: Regular bus service...
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Tweeddale Museum and Gallery

Description: The story of the Royal Burgh of Peebles and the surrounding area from pre-historic times up to the present. Regular exhibitions of contemporary arts and crafts throughout the summer months. Ownership: Scottish Borders Council Situation – OS ref: NT 253403 In the Chambers Institute. How to get there: By car: Just off the main street of Peebles. By public transport...
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Eyemouth Museum

Description: Newly refurbished museum, which has a major tapestry detailing the fishing disaster of 1881. Exhibitions for farming, milling, wheelwrighting and blacksmithing. Ownership: Charitable Trust. Self-financing Situation – OS ref: NT 944642 How to get there: By car: Within the town of Eyemouth in the Auld Kirk, Manse Road. By public transport: Town is well served by Pub...
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Museum of Flight, East Fortune

Description: This Museum is situated on a scheduled site, one of the most famous sites in world aviation history. It was the take-off point, in 1919, for the R34 airship which flew to the USA, becomi...
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Old Gala House

Description: Formerly the home of the Pringles of Galashiels, this is now a Museum, Conference Centre and Gallery where a wide range of Exhibitions are held in the three gallery spaces. It is also the home of the Borders Family History Society. Ownership: Scottish Borders Council Situation – OS ref: NT 489361 How to get there: It is in Scott Crescent within the town. By car: Scott...
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Scottish Borders Museums


Scottish Borders Battles - Flodden | Walking tall in the Borders

Pheasant
Kelso Border Union Show
Cycling
Fishing
Fishing
Grey Mare's Tail
Smailholm Tower
Pipers
Pipers
Scott's View
Melrose Abbey
The River Tweed
Walking