Vibrant museum and gallery
Tweeddale Museum and Gallery
On Monday 26 April 2021 we moved to Level 3 under the Scottish Governments new structure of local Covid protection levels.
As we move to Level 3 restrictions we will re-open services under the phases we published on 14 April – details of this can be found (here – https://www.liveborders.org.uk/book/coronavirus/ ).
Tweeddale Museum and Gallery is housed in a historic building dating back to the 16th century. The Chambers Institution, was gifted to the town in 1859 by William Chambers, one of the founders of the famous publishing house, W & R Chambers Publishers. This striking building now hosts a vibrant museum and gallery, with permanent displays and changing exhibitions showcasing the best of the Borders and beyond, ranging from visual arts through textiles to historical interest.
The Chambers Room houses the extraordinary plasterwork friezes commissioned by William Chambers including a 16-metre reproduction of a section of the Parthenon Frieze. Objects on display reflect the history of the area, from a medieval pilgrimage destination to the importance of the local woollen mills in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Plan your visit
There is free parking close by, disabled parking, bike rack and the museum is accessible by public transport. Assistance dogs are welcome. There are toilets and a gift shop. Coach tours are welcome. There is partial disabled access to the ground floor.
Admission is free: donations are welcome.