Photo: Snapshots of the Past

The Scottish lowlands are scattered with ancient castles and contain a bloody history of battles fought with the English across the borderlands. The Hawick Museum and Scott Art Gallery provides unparalleled insight into life along the borderlands.

The museum is surrounded by the magnificent countryside with mountain peaks highlighted across the skyline and rolling green hilltops that stretch out as far as the eye can see.

The Hawick Museum and art collection is housed within the 18th century Wilton Lodge, built in traditional Victorian era architecture. The museum opened its doors in 1856 and has since reworked its surrounding Victorian parks to provide visitors with a truly enjoyable experience that involves both the inside and outside of Wilton Lodge.

The museum houses an impressive collection of items collected from centuries gone by. Much of the displays at the museum are of possessions that once belonged to the Scottish borderland people. Items such as knitwear that tell the tales of industries long gone.

The museum also showcases the works of Scottish artists and houses a collection of paintings. There are three galleries which host various exhibitions throughout the year, so there is always something different to see on every visit! The gardens are kept in the style of the Victorian gardens that preceded them making this a superb place to picnic in the summer.
Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick, Roxburghshire, TD9 7JL
Tel: +44 (1450) 373457
Times: Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday, 09:00 – 17:00