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Borders Textile Towerhouse

Overview

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!

Your visit is Free. Please Donate to help us keep this unique museum free to everyone. Your donation plays a vital role in helping us to improve our visitor experience.

To find out more about our 2022 exhibitions and events click here.

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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Plan your visit

Hearing loop
Disabled toilets
Toilets
Shop
Accessible by public transport
Assistance only
Dogs / assistance dogs
Free admission
Baby changing facilities
Coach Tours welcome
Disabled access
Nearby
Free parking
Group tours available
Guided tour
Education visits
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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.

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1 Tower Knowe

Hawick ,TD9 9EN

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Opening Times

  • Monday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sunday Closed -

April – October 2022

Monday 10:00-16:00
Tuesday 10:00-16:00
Wednesday 10:00-16:00
Thursday 10:00-16:00
Friday 10:00-16:00
Saturday 10:00-16:00
Sunday – Closed

November 2022 – March 2023

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