Hawick Museum

Hawick Museum's parkland location and fascinating displays reflect the endeavour of the town and its people. The objects and fine works of art collected are not just about Hawick but a window on the world.

The permanent displays allow many of our wonderful artifacts to be shown. The Jimmie Guthrie and Steve Hislop exhibitions make us a motorcyclists Mecca.

Nature displays and bygones of domestic life add variety, while four changing spaces, including the Scott Art Gallery, allow a lively series of art and museum exhibitions throughout the year.

The museum also houses the town's hand-painted war memorial inscriptions. Hawick Museum was founded in 1856 and has been in its present home, Wilton Lodge, since 1911.
Wilton Lodge is an 18th century mansion house, enlarged in the Victorian era then thoughtfully redesigned as the town's museum by Hawick Town Council after they purchased the building along with its surrounding grounds, now Wilton Lodge Park.

Festive Opening Hours

Please see below for our opening ours over Christmas and New Year: 

Monday 24 December Open 12:00 – 15:00
Tuesday 25 December closed
Wednesday 26 December closed
Thursday 27 December closed
Friday 28 December closed
Saturday 29 December closed
Sunday 30 December closed
Monday 31 December closed
Tuesday 1 January closed
Wednesday 2 January closed
Thursday 3 January Open 12:00 – 15:00
Friday 4 January Open 12:00 – 15:00

Access and Facilities

Wheelchair access to the ground floor and the Scott Gallery.


Contact details

Wilton Lodge Park

Tel: 01450 364 747