Jedburgh Castle Jail & Museum

Jedburgh Castle Jail gives visitors a taste of what life was like in an 1820s prison, whilst also telling the story of the Royal Burgh of Jedburgh.

The main building of Jedburgh Castle Jail is home to the museum collection of the town of Jedburgh. The focus of the exhibitions are on traditions, industries and important individuals of this historic Scottish town, with historical artefacts, prints and paintings and a temporary exhibition space.

You can walk through the original cell blocks of this Georgian jail - the finest remaining Howard reform prison in Scotland.  Children can dress up and enjoy activities.

This impressive building, in a castellated style, was designed by Archibald Elliot, one of the leading Scottish architects of his day.

Mon 25 March – Sun 3 November
Jedburgh in the Swinging Sixties
Bob Mason Room, First Floor
A look back at a decade of great change – from fashion to the first man on the moon.  What was life like in Jedburgh in the 1960s? Photographs and memorabilia give a flavour of the clothes, music, books and toys from this era.

Mon 1 April – Mon 22 April
Easter Trail Egg Hunt
Answer the clues on the quiz sheet to win a small prize
Drop-in.  £1.50 charge

Thurs 25 July
Children’s craft workshop
Come and make a fairy house.
Drop-in.  £3 charge.

Thurs 8 August 
Archery sessions
A chance to try your hand at the ancient sport of archery in the historical grounds of the Castle Jail. 
Drop-in.  £3 charge.

Thurs 17 October
Children’s craft workshop
Come and make your own Halloween puppet.
Drop-in.  £3 charge.

Mon 14 October – Sun 3 November  
Dead Borders
Returning with a range of spooky activities for all ages – from family ghost walks to taking part in a paranormal investigation.

Access and Facilities

Tour groups welcome.

Contact details


Tel: 01835 864 750