Accessing Borders Textile Towerhouse
Borders Textile Towerhouse is a tourist attraction located in the town of Hawick, in the Scottish Borders.
Please see our full Accessibility Guide HERE for information on accessibility to Borders Textile Towerhouse or see below a brief summary.
The collection is displayed in a beautifully restored 16th century towerhouse which has been adapted to allow lift access to all floors.
We welcome guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs. ID Badge must be shown.
There is a free car-park within five minutes walk in the Common Haugh Car Park. There are parking spaces for ‘disabled badge holders only’ across the road from the Towerhouse at Hawick Heritage Hub.
PEOPLE WITH REDUCED MOBILITY
There is assisted level access at the rear of the building, with a button to call one of our members of staff to open the door for you. There is lift access to all floors of the towerhouse. There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor.
ACCESS FOR BUGGIES
Buggies are welcomed in the museum. We have baby changing facilities in the accessible toilet.
PEOPLE WHO ARE VISUALLY IMPAIRED
Registered guide dogs are welcomed in the museum.
PEOPLE WHO ARE HEARING IMPAIRED
We have a hearing loop available at the welcome desk and we also welcome hearing dogs.
If we have not covered your accessibility requirements contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss your needs, offering assistance, where we can.
Call the museum on 01450 377615 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.