Borders Textile Towerhouse
1 Tower Knowe
Scottish Borders

Tel: 01450 377615
Fax: 01450 378506

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Borders Textile Towerhouse

the knitwear & tweed story

Tells the story ofthe Borders textile industry, in a lively hands-on exhibition suitable for all ages

The Borders Textile Towerhouse tells the story of our proud industrial past in a lively hands-on exhibition. There is also an exciting taste of textile fashions here and now, in our catwalk and design studio display. Carding, dyeing, spinning, weaving, knitting, finishing and design …. learn about the processes, people, craft and history behind the clothes that we take for granted.

There is also a display of paintings by celebrated Borders artist Tom Scott RSA, along with touchscreen access to the museum’s collection.

The original Tower. Hidden inside this Georgian building is a 16th century towerhouse from the time of the reivers. Explore its turbulent history in the ground floor Tower Room.

The building is home to the town’s Registrar and we have a beautiful marriage room available on the first floor.

A spacious shop sells colourful textiles, crafts, books and souvenirs.

Open All Year round
Apr – Oct Monday-Saturday 10-4.30 and Sunday 12-3
Nov – Mar Monday-Saturday 10-4, closed Tuesday and Sunday.

Free Admission


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