Museums - Mary, Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre

Museum
Mary, Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre
Description
Set in the centre of historic Jedburgh, this 16th century towerhouse tells the story of Scotland's tragic queen. Mary's month here in Jedburgh in 1566 was a turning point in her life. A fine display of paintings, objects and textiles associated with her explores not only her life and times, but the cult that has grown up around her.
The period feel inside the house has been preserved with thoughtful design, which allows the story of Mary's life to be told in an engaging way. The Rogues Gallery introduces the individuals in the drama of Mary's life, while the Last Letter Room reveals her final thoughts before her execution. Also find out about her ill-fated ride to Hermitage Castle to meet her adviser and future husband, the Earl of Bothwell, which resulted in her falling gravely ill. She would later lament 'Would that I had died in Jedburgh.'
The house sits in attractive gardens, home to some of Jedburgh's famous pear trees, descendants of the original pear trees planted around Jedburgh Abbey in the early 1800s.
Address
Queen Street, Jedburgh
Telephone
01835 863331
Gift shop
Yes
Opening times
Mary, Queen of Scot's Visitor Centre opening times
Museums and Galleries Guide
Museums and Galleries Guide
Access and facilities
Audio tour and foreign language guides are available. There is disabled access to the ground floor only and there is a hearing loop.
Parking
The centre is accessible by public transport (5 min walk).
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