Exploring the life of Queen Mary

Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre


Set in the centre of historic Jedburgh, this 16th century towerhouse tells the story of Scotland’s tragic queen – Mary’s month in Jedburgh in 1566 was a turning point in her life.  The displays of paintings, objects and textiles associated with Mary explore not only her life and times, but also the cult that has grown up around her story.

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The period feel inside the house has been preserved with thoughtful design that allows the story of Mary’s life to be presented 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 trees planted around Jedburgh Abbey in the early 1800s.

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Accessing the Museum

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What's on

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Plan your visit

Hearing loop
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
Free parking
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The museum welcomes visitors and tour groups with a new audio tour available in several languages as well as printed children's guide and foreign language guides.

There is a gift shop.

Disabled access is to the ground floor only. Interactive on ground floor shows upper floor displays. There is a hearing loop. There is free parking nearby. The centre is accessible by public transport (5 min walk).

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Queen Street

Jedburgh ,TD8 6EN

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Opening Times

April – October
Monday – Saturday 10:00-16:00
Sunday 10:00-15:00

March & November
Monday – Sunday 10:00-15:00

December – February