This museum is currently closed.
Discover a town’s treasure in an historic house set in a beautiful park. This 18th century mansion became home to the town’s museum in 1910 – the oldest museum in the Scottish Borders and a 4 star visitor attraction. The objects and fine works of art collected are not just about Hawick, but are a window on the world. The Jimmie Guthrie and Steve Hislop exhibitions showcase the lives and achievements of Hawick’s two tragic motorcycle champions, making the museum a magnet for motorcyclists.
The museum also houses the town’s hand-painted Rolls of Honour in the newly refurbished War Memorial Room, which tells the story of Hawick’s people in Britain’s wars, with a fascinating collection of military memorabilia and wartime souvenirs on display. Families will enjoy the Old Schoolroom and Park Gallery with their hands-on activities.
There’s always something new to see with a lively programme of changing museum, art and craft exhibitions and activities. View our Museum and Gallery guide to find out more about what’s going on across our museums. Looking for inspiration? Take a look at our tourism guide to make the most of your trip to the Borders. Plan your journey with Traveline Scotland.
Plan your visit
There is free parking (including disabled parking), bike racks and the museum is accessible by public transport (10 min walk). Coach tours are welcome.
There is free Wi-Fi and a gift shop. There are toilets, disabled toilets, baby changing and a hearing loop.
We host a programme of fun and educational workshops. Group tours and visits can be organised on request.
Admission is free: donations are welcome.