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.


Minibeasties at the Museum

A fun and colourful exhibition which looks at the world of insects and other creepy crawlies is now open at the Hawick Museum.

Minibeasties at the Museum is a visual exhibition where you can watch snails eating or look for slaters and worms, caterpillars as well as bees, butterflies and ladybirds.

Microscopes and magnifying glasses give visitors a chance to see specimens in finer detail and there are informative, illustrated text panels explain about the various species and their fascinating lifecycles.

This summer exhibition fits in well with its location in Wilton Lodge Park where the theme this year is Wee Beasties.  Bee walks and nature walks will begin at the Museum in July and August.

Zoolab, the live animal handlers, will be at Hawick Museum on 25 July. 

The exhibition will be open during the Borders Science Festival where there is a Family Fun Day on Saturday, 26 May.

For more information, contact Shona Sinclair (ssinclair@liveborders1.org.uk), Curator or Richard White (rwhite2@liveborders1.org.uk) Assistant Curator.

Minibeasties at the Museum
A fun exhibition about insects with live ones to see. 
Opens Saturday, 19 May to Sunday, 26 August 2018.
Open Monday to Friday 10:00-12:00 & 13:00-17:00. Saturday and Sunday from 14:00-17:00. 
Entrance Hall, Ground Floor, Hawick Museum
Admission is free, wheelchair access


Access and Facilities

Wheelchair access to the ground floor and the Scott Gallery.


Contact details

Wilton Lodge Park

Tel: 01450 364 747