Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre

Mary, Queen of Scots Visitor Centre, a late 16th century tower house in the centre of historic Jedburgh, reflects the proud association of the town with 'Queen Mary,' who stayed here in 1566.

A wonderful collection of objects associated with Mary has been gathered and put on show, reflecting the cult that has grown up around her.

Each room has a different focus. The Rogues' Gallery introduces the individuals in the drama of Mary's life, whilst the Last Letter Room reveals Mary's final thoughts.

The period feel inside the house has been preserved, while thoughtful design allows the story of Mary's life to be told in a lively way.

The building was bought in 1927 by the town of Jedburgh as it had always been linked with Mary's stay here on an official tour in October, 1566. This visit was when she became seriously ill after riding to Hermitage Castle to visit Bothwell, her supposed lover.

Thurs 11 April
Easter basket-making for children
Book in advance to avoid disappointment -  £3 charge.

Thurs 18 July
Archery Sessions
A chance to try the ancient sport of archery in the fine gardens around Queen Mary’s House. 
Drop-in - £3 charge.

Access and Facilities

Tour groups welcome

Contact details

Queen Street

Tel: 01835 863 331