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A journey back in time

We chanced upon this museum close by where we had parked our car. A fascinating and informative... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dumfries, United Kingdom
Another Border Gem

This is yet another delightful free museum that seem to be scattered around the Borders. It's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Emma g
Lynsted, United Kingdom
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Halliwells House Museum Market Place, Selkirk TD7 4BL, Scotland
+44 1750 20096
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We chanced upon this museum close by where we had parked our car. A fascinating and informative series of information panels and artefacts give a real flavour of Selkirk through the ages. An amusing and thought-provoking art display added to the pleasure of this visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is yet another delightful free museum that seem to be scattered around the Borders. It's packed full of local interest telling the history of Selkirk, its place in Scottish history and enlivened by interesting displays and artefacts. The lady on reception was also enthusiastic...More

Thank Emma g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away just on the edge of the free parking lot, but so so glad I found it. Free entry, in the oldest house still standing, it gives a real feel for life way back when in that close and in Selkirk.

Thank isobur
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Quaint little museum but absolutely lovely. Free of charge and lovely lady on reception. Really interesting.

Thank Lorraine D
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We stumbled across this while exploring Selkirk. Unfortunately we found it just as it was closing, but the person on the desk let us have a quick explore anyway. I really wish we had more time there or had found it a day earlier as...More

Thank Alfred A
Reviewed 24 August 2018

If you like irons this is a place to come. It is a wee museum worth 30 minutes and Selkirk itself has a lot of charm.

Thank 917matt
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this and it proved to be interesting. The layout is great and it is well maintained.

Thank Magwil_11
Reviewed 26 July 2018

From entering this little local museum we realised straight away how good it was. It held our interest all the way through and gave a simple to understand view of local life. The history of Selkirk is very special.

Thank mdq40
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

This is a really good little museum that tells you all about Selkirk and the local traditions. The lady on reception was incredibly friendly and helpful. They also offer a tourist information service.

1  Thank Anita H
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

I spent an hour or so learning about the history of Selkirk. Many things of interest from the past and booklets I found very helpful for upcoming visit by family from Canada. Well worth a visit for visitors and locals.

1  Thank Johnpkr56
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