A step back in time
Tweeddale Museum and Gallery
Admission is FREE and booking is not essential to visit the museum.
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.
The visiting exhibition for 2021 is Our Changing High Street take a look back through time on how our high streets have changed and evolved through time.
- Open 10:00 - Closes 15:00
- 01721 724 820
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. Coach tours are welcome. There is partial disabled access to the ground floor.
Admission is free: donations are welcome.
Opening times from 26 July
- Monday 10:00 - 15:00
- Tuesday 10:00 - 15:00
- Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
- Friday 10:00 - 15:00
- Saturday 10:00 - 15:00