Halliwell’s House Museum


Following advice from the Government and Public Health Scotland in relation to Covid-19, Halliwell’s House and Sir Walter Scott’s Courtroom will not be opening as planned this season.  An alternative opening date cannot be predicted at this time but our website and social media platforms will be regularly updated. We are grateful for your patience and understanding and very much look forward to welcoming you back.

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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.

VisitScotland 4 Star Attraction

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Market Place, Selkirk, Scottish Borders, TD7 4BL
Phone 2

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