Visitor Attractions Reopen Across the Scottish Borders for 2024

Visitor Attractions Reopen Across the Scottish Borders for 2024

The Jim Clark Motorsport Museum (Duns), Mary Queen of Scots’ Visitor Centre (Jedburgh) and Hawick Museum will open to the public from Friday 1 March 2024 with a diverse and exciting programme of exhibitions and events.

The award-winning Jim Clark Motorsport Museum, will host a range of events over the coming months including a children’s Easter Egg Trail running from 29 March – 16 April, as well as a new exhibition ‘Remembering Japan’s Temple of Speed by Joe Honda’ which features photography of Clark’s career, bringing to life the behind the scenes at the inaugural Indy 200 exhibition race at the Fuji Speedway International circuit in October 1966.

Two exhibitions are also underway at Peebles Library, Museum and Gallery including ‘Diversity Exhibition by Contemporary Quilt’ which will run until 13 April. Contemporary Quilt is a special interest group within the Quilters’ Guild.  Membership of the group is self-selected and represents a diverse collection of quilters and textile artists, working to create innovative and dynamic art at the cutting edge of quilting.  ‘Trees Sing for Joy’ will be showcased until 27 April and celebrates three local artists working in paint, clay, wire and wood.

Over at Hawick Museum, the Bill Mclaren Centenary exhibition will commence from 1 March telling the story of Bill McLaren’s life from wee boy breaking a neighbour’s windows with his first rugby ball, through his time as a pupil at Hawick High School to his experience during the war in Italy.  Learn about his brave recovery from tuberculosis and his time teaching P.E. in Hawick as well as his career as a journalist, writer and broadcaster.

Halliwell’s House Museum (Selkirk), Coldstream Museum, Sir Walter Scott’s Courtroom and Jedburgh Castle Jail all open on 29 March. Old Gala House will reopen its doors from 22 June.

Live Borders five star attraction, The Great Tapestry of Scotland remains open to the public and details can be found here.

For more information about events and exhibitions taking place at Live Borders’ venues throughout 2024, including a comprehensive schedule, booking details and opening times click here.