Borders Textile Towerhouse

Historic Buildings & Homes

Tower Knowe, Hawick, Roxburghshire, TD9 9EN

    Set in the Heart of Hawick arts and heritage centre, the Borders Textile Towerhouse is an exciting attraction the whole family will love.

    The Borders Textile Towerhouse tells the fascinating story of the region’s textile heritage. Many of the world’s leading designers have used the skills of the Scottish Borders’ textile workers, including Chanel, Dior and Vivienne Westwood.

    Learn about the people, processes, and history of the industry, through fantastic displays and lively exhibitions for all ages. You can also catch a glimpse of future trends by watching the catwalk display.

    Part of the Heart of Hawick arts and heritage centre, there is plenty to do in the surrounding area, including watching a film, enjoying a refreshment in the café or exploring the heritage hub.


    4 Museum
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    5 Jan 2016 - 24 Dec 2016

    Closed from Christmas day to 4th January inclusive
    April – October Mon-Sat 10-4.30, Sun 12-3
    Nov – March Mon-Sat 10-4, closed Tues and Sunday


    • Children Welcome


    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Town Centre

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Wedding Services

    • Civil Ceremony


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking Off-site / street Coach parking at the Common Haugh carpark off Victoria Road
    • Public Parking Nearby

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • the gift shop
      • the ticket issuing point


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction

    Attraction Entrance

    • There is a ramp to the main entrance
      • There is a handrail by the ramp
    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 2

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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