Hawick Museum

Hawick Museum's parkland location and fascinating displays reflect the endeavour of the town and its people. The objects and fine works of art collected are not just about Hawick but a window on the world.

The permanent displays allow many of our wonderful artifacts to be shown. The Jimmie Guthrie and Steve Hislop exhibitions make us a motorcyclists Mecca.

Nature displays and bygones of domestic life add variety, while four changing spaces, including the Scott Art Gallery, allow a lively series of art and museum exhibitions throughout the year.

The museum also houses the town's hand-painted war memorial inscriptions. Hawick Museum was founded in 1856 and has been in its present home, Wilton Lodge, since 1911.
Wilton Lodge is an 18th century mansion house, enlarged in the Victorian era then thoughtfully redesigned as the town's museum by Hawick Town Council after they purchased the building along with its surrounding grounds, now Wilton Lodge Park.

Hawick Museum has received funding to take part in the Museum Gallery Scotland Festival of Museums weekend, May 19th – 21st. On Friday night from 7-10pm the museum will open its doors to the public. On Sunday 21st there will be a family fun day.

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Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017

Throughout 2017, Hawick Museum Museum invites you to help us celebrate the richness of Scotland's intriguing history, impressive cultural heritage and fascinating archaeology. Why not look at the events below and plan your next day out?

Seeing Beyond the Immediate

Patricia Cain

Paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints by an award-winning artist who offers the viewer an opportunity to look beyond the aesthetic of artworks and to examine the thought processes and creative practice of artists who make both figurative and abstract artworks.  Also featured are twelve prints and a selection of sketchbooks by the acclaimed Scottish abstract artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham on loan from the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Charitable Trust.

Sat 12 August – Sun 8 October

Highlights from the Permanent Collection

An opportunity to see rarely displayed paintings and prints selected from the high calibre fine art collection held at Hawick Museum.  Including recent bequests and purchases alongside works awarded through the Scottish Arts Council Gifting Scheme. Amongst the artists represented are:  Alberto Morrocco, William MacTaggart, Bernat Klein, Horatio McCulloch and Elizabeth Blackadder.

Sun 15 October – 31 March 2018

Access and Facilities

Wheelchair access to the ground floor and the Scott Gallery.


Contact details

Wilton Lodge Park

Tel: 01450 364 747