Hawick Museum, a historic house set in beautiful parkland, is a town treasure.
This 18th century mansion became home to the town's museum in 1910, making it the oldest museum in the Scottish Borders. The objects and fine works of art on display are not just about Hawick, but offer a window to the world. The Jimmie Guthrie and Steve Hislop exhibitions showcase the lives and achievements of Hawick's two tragic motorcycle champions, making the museum a favourite of motorcyclists.
The museum, sited next to Hawick’s impressive war memorial, houses the town's hand-painted Rolls of Honour for those who lost their lives in the two world wars. The recently-refurbished War Memorial Room tells the story of Hawick's people in Britain's wars, through a fascinating collection of military memorabilia and wartime souvenirs.
Families will enjoy the hands-on activities in the enjoy the Old Schoolroom and Park Gallery.
There's always something new to see with a lively programme of changing museum exhibitions and arts and crafts activities throughout the year. The museum also host a programme of fun and educational workshops. Group tours and visits can be organised on request.
Check out the Live Borders Museums & Galleries Guide to see what's on at Hawick Museum and other venues throughout the Scottish Borders.