Halliwells House Museum, Selkirk.

Hidden down a cobbled street

Halliwell's House Museum


Visit Halliwell’s House Museum for a truly unique and atmospheric experience. Situated in the narrow, cobbled Halliwell’s Close, named after wig-maker Walter Halliwell, you’ll find this unusual 18th century house. Inside you can discover more about the building – part of the oldest surviving row of dwellings in Selkirk – and learn more about the town and its long history.

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.

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The ground floor features a reconstruction of an ironmonger’s shop which is crammed full with all manner of objects to evoke a bygone age. The industrial heritage of the town is reflected in the displays and the internationally-renowned annual Selkirk Common Riding Festival is explored, keeping the history of Selkirk alive. The ‘Casting of the Colours’ ceremony that takes place during this festival commemorates the Battle of Flodden, when the town sent eighty men with the Scottish King James IV and only one returned, carrying a blood-stained English flag.

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There is free parking, disabled parking and EV charging point nearby. Museum is wheelchair accessible. Bike racks are available and the museum is accessible by public transport.

Pick up an activity pack at reception to follow the displays and exhibitions and visit our gift shop for a selection of books and souvenirs. Specially arranged group visits and educational events are welcome – please book in advance.

Your visit is FREE. Please DONATE.

Accessing the Museum

CLICK HERE to view our access statement for full information on accessibility in the Museum.

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Selkirk, TD7 4BL

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Opening Times

April-October Opening Times
  • Monday Closed -
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 16:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 16:00
  • Friday 11:00 - 16:00
  • Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
  • Sunday Closed -

April to October 

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11:00 – 16:00
Wednesday: 11:00 – 16:00
Thursday: 11:00 – 16:00
Friday: 11:00 – 16:00
Saturday: 11:00 – 16:00
Sunday: Closed