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Borders Textile Towerhouse

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AKA Textile Towerhouse - Free entry

Spread over 3 floors (with a lift) this museum delves into the history of the textile industry in... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Luke E
Catterline, United Kingdom
You need to go inside to 'find' the tower

The building has been skilfully rebuilt over the ages so the tower is incorporated in a much larger... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Discover the story of Border knitwear and tweed in a beautifully restored 16th century towerhouse. Garments, artefacts and photographs bring to life over 200 years of tradition and innovation in the local woollen industries. Changing exhibitions...more
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1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9 9EN, Scotland
+44 1450 377615
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All reviews textile industry high street nice building top floor well worth a visit textiles lift town model history reception video knit shop upstairs museum donation
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

Spread over 3 floors (with a lift) this museum delves into the history of the textile industry in Hawick. Modern interpretation, hands-on displays and plenty for children to do including find the soft sheep toys. Part of the building forms the Drumlanrig Tower, the oldest...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Luke E
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The building has been skilfully rebuilt over the ages so the tower is incorporated in a much larger building. There is a well illustrated video which has lots of information in the barrel vaulted room. The model of the building is a great help! This...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

On the high street and full of history about a town with a lot of history. Nice building from the outside too. Plenty of shops and restaurants nearby.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ScottishTemplar
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This is a small museum giving a good introduction to the textile industry which dominated the Scottish Borders for many years. This is accomplished in a building which has its own interesting history. Our visit was enhanced by a very helpful and welcoming lady at...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Brian R
Reviewed 9 January 2017

You can find the Museum at the end of the main street in Hawick, near the bronze statue showing the capturing of an English flag by a young man who lived in the town. It used to be a coaching inn, then a hotel which...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank vivEngland
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Ive been here many times but today was different we learned more about the tower was a really interesting my grandaugher was amazed how it was built next to the old tower and the walls in the old tower are 8 feet deep and 400years...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

I went to this a decade or so ago and I remember it having much more general history about the town and the tower. Now it's very much focused on the textile history of the town, so that did feel like a bit of a...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Alfred A
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

A quick visit - but worth calling in! At the end of the high street, it has some interesting galleries about the textile industry- some interactive sections will keep you amused. Worth dropping in.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

the tower is at the west end of the high street there is a big free car park about 100 yards north there is three stories of hands on things to do the history of the textiles mills is quite comprehensive it is wheelchair freindly...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank EllenL373
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Very interesting to see this free museum. Good info about the history about textile. Also nice to see is the changing exhibition. Take time to explore this museum. Not just on a rainy day !

Date of experience: November 2015
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