Borders Textile Towerhouse
Discover the story of Border knitwear and tweed in a beautifully-restored 16th century towerhouse. Garments, artifacts and photographs bring to life over 200 years of tradition and innovation in the local woolen industries. Changing exhibitions showcase contemporary fashion, design, art and craft. Our knitwear and tweeds have been adopted by the world – come and explore the unfinished story!
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The original barrel-vaulted room looks at the building’s often-turbulent history from its construction at the time of the Border Reivers. The Tom Scott Room shows paintings by the noted Scottish Borders watercolourist (1854-1927).
Our shop stocks a colourful range of textiles, crafts, gifts and books – perfect for finding a unique, quality present.
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Accessing the Museum.
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- Open 10:00 - Closes 16:00
- 01450 377615
Plan your visit
A lively, hands-on museum suitable for all ages. We host a programme of craft workshops throughout the year.
Group tours and visits can be organised on request. Coach tours are welcome.
There is disabled access and disabled toilets, toilets, baby changing facilities and a hearing loop. Assistance dogs are welcome. The museum is accessible by public transport and there is free parking around Hawick.
Your visit is FREE. Please DONATE.
November-March Opening Times
- Monday 10:00 - 16:00
- Tuesday closed -
- Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
- Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
- Friday 10:00 - 16:00
- Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
- Sunday Closed -
April – October
Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 16:00 (closed Sunday)
Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 16:00 (closed Tuesday & Sunday)
Closed 24 Dec 2023- 2 Jan 2024, reopens 3 January