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Drumlanrig Tower

1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9 9EN, Scotland
+44 1450 377615
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Learn about the local textile industry

You can find the Museum at the end of the main street in Hawick, near the bronze statue showing the... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
vivEngland
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Preston, United Kingdom
Day out with grandaughter

Ive been here many times but today was different we learned more about the tower was a really... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
Glliannmm
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This 16th-century tower played a large part in the protection of the Borders.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
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“high street” (3 reviews)
“mills” (4 reviews)
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1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9 9EN, Scotland
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+44 1450 377615
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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

Thank vivEngland
Reviewed 10 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

Thank Glliannmm
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

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.

1  Thank Gannatus
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

Thank Ellen L
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 !

Thank 2nstra
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Handily located at one end of the main drag and well worth checking out if in Hawick. Three floors of exhibitions and displays provide an excellent overview of the town and the key role played by the textile industry. Plenty of interactive stuff and interesting...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 6 July 2015

A little museum of the local textile industry, quite interesting bits and pieces. I liked the way there were bits for children to join in like feeling the different types of wool and trying to knit and weave.

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

This used to be really good until it turned into a textile attraction, was really boring and kids weren't interested at all. When I went a few years back it was amazing with some scary parts for the kids. This is a waste of a...More

2  Thank Emzyxo
Reviewed 19 January 2015

A snapshot of the history of Hawick and district steeped in the story of Scotland.An excellent review of the rise of industry in the town and how it became the community with the largest export sales per head of population in the UK.

Thank GCCallant
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