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.