Halliwell’s House Museum & Gallery is housed in the oldest surviving row of dwellings in Selkirk. The building dates back over 400 years and makes a truly atmospheric museum situated in Halliwell’s Close just off the busy Market Place. The Close has seen a lot of changes down the years, and these are engagingly reflected in the displays. An old ironmonger’s shop is reconstructed on the ground floor and is crammed full of objects which evoke a bygone age.
This compact museum tells the story of the town’s ancient history with connections to William Wallace and the tragedy of Flodden as well as its more recent past. The internationally renowned Selkirk Common Riding is documented in a dedicated room whilst other displays include a well-travelled trunk relating to the enigmatic adventures of world famous explorer Mungo Park. The Robson Gallery hosts a vibrant programme of visual art and educational exhibitions throughout the season.
Wheelchair access via a lift.
Gifts, books & souvenirs are available in the ground floor shop.
Free entry, donations welcome
Sat 30 March – Thu 31 October 2019
Mon – Sat 11:00-16:00, Sun 12:00-15:00
Family Fun Trail
Pick up an exciting activity pack at reception to follow a trail that takes you around the displays and exhibitions of Halliwell’s House Museum. £2 per pack.