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.

What’s new in early 2018

The refurbished Scott Art Gallery opens with Ley Lines, the first solo exhibition in Scotland by international Australian artist Kate Scardifield, showing new work inspired by objects from the past connecting Scotland and Australia.  Until 18th May.

Hosts and Champions: Scotland in the Commonwealth Games starts the season in the Main Hall – until 12th May. 

The Waterfall Gallery hosts Undercurrents, beautiful and finely-finished wood panels exploring the theme of moving water and wood grain by established artist Adrian McCurdy – until 30th May.

Hedgehog Week begins on 7th May with a display in the museum and two short talks/activity sessions on Monday 7th and Friday 11th (£1 per session – booking necessary).  Part of Borders Science Festival.

2018 is the Year of Wee Beasties in Wilton Lodge Park - so come and see Minibeasties, a fun and colourful exhibition about insects starting on 19th May.  There is an activity day and Ugly Bug Ball for families with youngsters on Sunday 20th May.

Access and Facilities

Wheelchair access to the ground floor and the Scott Gallery.


Contact details

Wilton Lodge Park

Tel: 01450 364 747