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  • The smugglers exhibition of the World of Boats collection at Eyemouth Maritime Centre
    The smugglers exhibition of the World of Boats collection at Eyemouth Maritime Centre
  • Looking onto Jim Clark's trophies and driving overalls on display in the Jim Clark Room
    Jim Clark's trophies and driving overalls on display in the Jim Clark Room
  • Looking inside the Borders Textile Towerhouse
    The Borders Textile Towerhouse
  • An exhibition room in the Borders Textile Towerhouse, Hawick
    The Borders Textile Towerhouse, Hawick

Uncover a variety of museums in the Scottish Borders which will reveal more about the fascinating history of this region.

Find out about the life of John Buchan at the John Buchan Story in Peebles or get a taste of life behind bars at the Jedburgh Castle Jail & Museum.

Take a look at the listings of museums in the Scottish Borders and start planning your trip, they have many stories to tell.

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  1. Stow Parish Archive





    We are a community archive that collects photographs, stories and memorabilia of local interest.

  2. Gradings


    Built & run entirely by volunteers, the Border Union Railway is the operational section of the old Waverley Route, heading both north & south from Whitrope Heritage Centre.

  3. Gradings

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    5 Museum

    The Scottish Borders

    Biggar Museum Trust aims to collect, store, preserve and record Biggar and Upper Clydesdale’s rich archaeological, social and historic heritage.

  4. Coldstream Museum




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    4 Museum


    The Coldstream Museum is located in Market Square in the centre of Coldstream on a historically significant site.

  5. John Buchan Story




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    John Buchan is one of Scotland's most famous authors, chiefly remembered for The Thirty Nine Steps.

  6. Eyemouth Museum




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    3 Museum


    Eyemouth Museum is based in Auld Kirk building in the centre of the town and traces the area’s fishing and social heritage.

  7. Gradings


    Visit the museum in the old Townfoot Kirk full of the history of Liddesdale from the Reivers to the Railway, through the weaving to farming and forestry. From school days, war days, fun days, and music & prose days through to family research days.

  8. Gradings


    Whaling, using hand-thrown harpoons from open whaleboats, to the local men whaling in the Antarctic. Told through whaling artefacts, photographs and our real whaleboat, Elisa, from our huge 'World of Boats' collection.

  9. Gradings

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    4 Museum


    This award-winning museum recreates the building's former use as a home and ironmonger's shop.

  10. Gradings

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    3 Visitor Attraction


    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.


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