Discover the history of the Coldstream Guards

Coldstream Museum


Coldstream Museum has reopened its doors for the 2024 season! We look forward to welcoming you all back!

Visit Coldstream Museum to learn about the history and culture of the area. Coldstream sits on the Border between Scotland and England on the River Tweed and is most famous for being the home of the Coldstream Guards regiment in the British Army. Its location enriches the town with a rich military history, from Edward I’s invasion of Scotland in 1296, to the Wars of Scottish Independence and the Battle of Flodden.

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.

Find out more about our 2024 Exhibitions and Events – CLICK HERE

The Courtyard Gallery features three exhibitions during the season, promoting local artists and contemporary art exhibitions. Other features include an interactive children’s area, gift shop, and a courtyard with a picnic table.

The museum is located on the site of General Monck’s headquarters in Coldstream Market Square. From here he marched on London in 1660 to restore the Stuart Monarchy. Artifacts on loan from the Coldstream Guards tell the story of the Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards at home and away, from the 17th century to the present day.

Permanent displays tell the story of the burgh featuring the Provosts regalia, local trades and sporting memorabilia.

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Accessing the Museum
Coldstream Museum is easily accessible on one level. CLICK HERE to view our access statement for full information on accessibility in the museum.

Plan your visit

Free parking
Disabled toilets
Accessible by public transport
Grounds only
Dogs / assistance dogs
Free admission
Baby changing facilities
Coach Tours welcome
Disabled access
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Family friendly with hands-on activities for children. There is free parking and the museum is accessible by public transport. Level access throughout for wheelchairs. There is baby changing, disabled toilets and access, assistive technology and assistance dogs are welcome. Coach tours are welcome.

Your visit is FREE. Please DONATE.

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12 Market Square

Coldstream, TD12 4BD

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Opening Times

April-September Opening Times
  • Monday 10:00 - 15:00
  • Tuesday Closed -
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 15:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 15:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 15:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 15:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 15:00

April to September 

Monday: 10:00 – 15:00
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 10:00 – 15:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 15:00
Friday: 10:00 – 15:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 15:00
Sunday: 12:00 – 15:00


Monday: 11:00 – 15:00
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 11:00 – 15:00
Thursday: 11:00 – 15:00
Friday: 11:00 – 15:00
Saturday: 11:00 – 15:00
Sunday: CLOSED