Gunsgreen House Museum is closed for essential maintenance until April 2023 but you can still visit for afternoon tea.
This John Adam house was built in 1753 with a plethora of fascinating secrets. Today it is a historic house, visitor attraction, and self-catering accommodation.
Built by local smuggler and merchant John Nisbet in the 1750s, Gunsgreen House was described in the eighteenth century as a ""splendid palace built by a smuggler"".
See how Eyemouth was a hotbed of the smuggling trade, with John Nisbet at the centre and explore the vaulted cellars where he kept his goods, both honestly traded and otherwise!
Uncover the hiding places built into the house, especially the Tea Chute, a unique survivor of the days when tea smuggling could make fortunes. The house also features rooms from the main periods in its history, from John Nisbet to the Rev George Home and Mrs Dougal's Guest House. Admire the beautiful setting overlooking the busy fishing harbour.
Kids can dress up, do the 'rat trail' and also follow the smuggling trail, smuggling their own counterfeit tea. The visitor attraction is great fun and fascinating for all the family.
You can stay in Gunsgreen House, with apartments for 11 guests available. Nearby Nisbet's Tower can provide cosy accommodation for two.
The house also provides a unique wedding and events venue, providing space for your celebration, party or corporate event. There are also ticketed events for the public all year round, please see the website for up to date details.