Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre


The Ormiston, Market Square, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 9PN

    Located in the heart of Melrose and within three minutes walk of the abbey, this small visitor-friendly centre is an accredited museum full of surprises.

    What have the Romans ever done for us?” said John Cleese in the 1979 film Life of Brian - and ever since the Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre has been trying to show what it was.

    The Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre is full of information and artefacts associated with the Trimontium Fort occupied in the first and second centuries by the Roman Garrison. The museum has relics from that period found in several archaeological digs on the Trimontium site during the last 100 years.

    Explore the exhibition where you can go round on your own or you can have the voice of Bill McLaren to tell you the story of Roman and native Celts in the capital of Southern Scotland, Trimontium.

    The Trimontium Fort was located in Newstead at the foot of the Eildons one mile from the Melrose Museum, and the site can be visited at all times. However, there are weekly guided walks on Thursday afternoons when more details can be pointed out and questions asked and answered.

    Attractions include the Trimontium Man, models and aerial photographs, the blacksmith's, pottery shops, artifacts from excavations, replica armour, the children's corner, souvenirs, a video of Hadrian's Wall and the Antonine Wall and much more.

    April to October is the main season but from November to March the museum is open on request.



    3 Visitor Attraction
    Assisted wheelchair access
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    April 1 to Oct 31 open daily; 1 Nov to 31 Mar open on request by e mail or tel 01896 822651


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking
    • German Speaking


    • ASVA Member
    • Disabled Access
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Berwick Station. Left from car park, left again till you join the A1, again going left, take the B6461 on the right, to Paxton and Swinton continuing left on the B6461 you meet a staggered junction on the A697 and go left, then right. To stay on B6464 to Ednam, just past the school take the minor road on right to Stichill, left then right to crossroads on B6397, straight over on the B6404 to St Boswells, right on A68 to roundabout. Left for Melrose and via narrow East port into Melrose Market Square. Straight on and park opposite the Rugby ground.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Edinburgh International Airport. Go left on the A8 large roundabout, make for bypass signposted for Jedburgh and the A68 at Sheriffhall roundabout. Take lane for the A68 and proceed for 30 miles, through Dalkeith, Lauder and Earlston to cross the River Tweed at Leaderfoot east of huge victorian railway viaduct. At roundabout go right on Melrose bypass to turn off right into Melrose and, after narrow entry to East Port. Park in square, if possible; if not, straight on and park opposite the Rugby ground

    Getting there by ferry:- From Hull. A63 and the M62 to junction 33 on the A1. Go north on the A1 (M) and A1 till it meets the A68 at junction 58. Proceed on the A68 to the roundabout after Newtown St Boswells. Left along Melrose by pass to enter Melrose on the right.

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