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Exploring the life of Queen Mary

Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre

Overview

Booking tickets in advance is essential, and we welcome visitors to the gift shop.

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Set in the centre of historic Jedburgh, this 16th century towerhouse is a four star visitor attraction and tells the story of Scotland’s tragic queen. Mary’s month here in Jedburgh in 1566 was a turning point in her life. A fine display of paintings, objects and textiles associated with her explores not only her life and times, but the cult that has grown up around her.

The period feel inside the house has been preserved with thoughtful design, which allows the story of Mary’s life to be told in an engaging way. The Rogues Gallery introduces the individuals in the drama of Mary’s life, while the Last Letter Room reveals her final thoughts before her execution. Also find out about her ill-fated ride to Hermitage Castle to meet her adviser and future husband, the Earl of Bothwell, which resulted in her falling gravely ill. She would later lament ‘Would that I had died in Jedburgh.’

The house sits in attractive gardens, home to some of Jedburgh’s famous pear trees, descendants of the original pear trees planted around Jedburgh Abbey in the early 1800s.

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Admission is FREE  however if you are able to make a donation to our charity it would be much appreciated. As a charity every penny you spend with us is reinvested into the museum.

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Plan your visit

Hearing loop
Shop
5 minute walk
Accessible by public transport
Assistance dogs / grounds only
Dogs / assistance dogs
Free admission
Ground floor only
Disabled access
School visits and children's guide available
Education visits
Audio visual on ground floor, with audio tours available
Assistive technology
Nearby
Free parking
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The museum welcomes all visitors and tour groups with an audio tour and foreign language guides. There is a gift shop. Disabled access is to the ground floor only and there is a hearing loop. The centre is accessible by public transport (5 min walk).

Admission is free: donations are welcome.

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Queen Street

Jedburgh ,TD8 6EN

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Opening Times

2 September - 29 November 2021
  • Monday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Tuesday - Closed
  • Wednesday - Closed
  • Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sunday 10:00 - 16:00