Museums : Hawick Museum
|Description||Hawick Museum's parkland location and fascinating displays reflect the endeavour of the town and its people. The objects and fine works of art collected are not just about Hawick but a window on the world.
The permanent displays allow many of our wonderful artefacts to be shown. The Jimmie Guthrie and Steve Hislop exhibitions make us a motorcyclists' Mecca.
Nature displays and bygones of domestic life add variety, while four changing spaces, including the Scott Art Gallery, allow a lively series of art and museum exhibitions throughout the year.
The museum also houses the town's hand-painted war memorial inscriptions. Hawick Museum was founded in 1856 and has been in its present home, Wilton Lodge, since 1911.
Wilton Lodge is an 18th century mansion house, enlarged in the Victorian era then thoughtfully redesigned as the town's museum by Hawick Town Council after they purchased the building along with its surrounding grounds, now Wilton Lodge Park.
|Address||Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick|
|Closed dates||Hawick Museum will be closed from 24th December and re-open on 21st March 2016 to undertake a major review of the stored collection.
Normally the museum is open all year round but in order to undertake this review we wish to close in order to allow all staff to concentrate their efforts on this major task.
We hope that public inconvenience can be minimised and will respond positively to requests for access from visitors who have made a special trip without realising we are closed, visitors on business, researchers, and those from far afield as well as requests from schools and other special interest groups who want to view particular elements of the collections. The telephones will be answered as usual and enquiries will be dealt with.
|Opening times||April-September Monday- Friday, 10.00am-12.00pm and 1.00pm-5.00pm Saturday & Sunday 2.00pm-5.00pm
October-March, Monday-Friday, 12.00pm-3.00pm and Sunday 1.00pm-3.00pm
|Museums and Galleries Guide||Museums and Galleries Guide|
|Access and facilities||Wheelchair access to the ground floor and the Scott Gallery. Admission free
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