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.

Gin Tasting

On Saturday 18th November from 5-7pm the museum is hosting part of its Still Life series. Scottish Borders based Lilliard Gin, along with other hand-picked Scottish Distillers will be leading the event. This is a chance to sample six of Scotland's newest and most interesting gins, with their perfect serve.

The tasting is being held in the museum's art gallery with paintings from the fine art collection on display to enhance the atmosphere.

Tickets for the gin tasting are £15 each and are availible to buy from Borders Textile Towerhouse. Call 01450 377615 or email hawickmuseum@liveborders1.org.uk to reserve your ticket.

Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017

Throughout 2017, Hawick Museum Museum invites you to help us celebrate the richness of Scotland's intriguing history, impressive cultural heritage and fascinating archaeology. Why not look at the events below and plan your next day out?

Highlights from the Permanent Collection

An opportunity to see rarely displayed paintings and prints selected from the high calibre fine art collection held at Hawick Museum.  Including recent bequests and purchases alongside works awarded through the Scottish Arts Council Gifting Scheme. Amongst the artists represented are:  Alberto Morrocco, William MacTaggart, Bernat Klein, Horatio McCulloch and Elizabeth Blackadder.

Sun 15 October – 31 March 2018

Access and Facilities

Wheelchair access to the ground floor and the Scott Gallery.


Contact details

Wilton Lodge Park

Tel: 01450 364 747