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Visiting Trimontium

The Trimontium Museum Trust run a museum devoted to telling the story of The Romans in the Scottish Borders and displaying finds from, and associated with, Trimontium Roman Fort. The museum is based in Melrose, 2 miles east of Galashiels and 40 miles south of Edinburgh in the stunning Scottish Borders.

Trimontium is a 370 acre complex near the village of Newstead, one mile to the east, in the lee of the three Eildon Hills (pronounced eel-don) which dominate the area and give the fort and its associated features its Roman name Tri(um)montium – the place of the three hills.

The Trust run the museum, guided walks to the fort site, regular talks and a lecture series, special events, school and family activities. They have carried out ground breaking research and archaeology projects in the Scottish Borders and provide regular volunteering opportunities and a museum professional internship. Membership of the Trimontium Garrison, with benefits are available to all, and recently the trust has started an ambitious and state of the art redevelopment of the museum site and associated community engagement activities.



The Trimontium Museum

Visit us in our temporary home in Abbey House, Melrose, which tells the story of the Roman presence at Trimontium and across the Scottish Borders.

While we redevelop our main museum site a few minutes away in The Ormiston, Melrose, you can views finds from the fort, watch a newly commissioned film and see our newly acquired ballistae (bolt throwers) – working replicas from the Roman Military Research Society.

You can also find out about our exciting redevelopment project (see artist impression to the left), the latest news from The Trust and even volunteer or join The Trimontium Museum Trust.


We can now offer guided school walks around the Trimontium Roman fort site and museum visits in Melrose.

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