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Visiting Trimontium

NEW MUSEUM is now OPEN – To book online use TICKET tab at the top of the page

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

Trimontium fort site is a 370 acre complex near the village of Newstead, one mile to the east of the museum & Melrose, 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 their NEW 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 multiple benefits are available to all, and can be accessed here or via the JOIN & DONATE button at the top of the screen.



The Trimontium Museum

Visit us in our BRAND NEW museum in Melrose, which tells the story of the Roman presence at Trimontium and across the Scottish Borders.

You can view over 400 newly loaned finds from the fort excavations of 1905-1910, see the finest collection of Roman military equipment in Britannia, watch an array newly commissioned films, see our newly acquired ballista (bolt thrower replica from the Roman Military Research Society) all set in stunning new gallery designed by Campbell & Co of Edinburgh.

You can also find out about our walks, talks and engagment activities and catch up on 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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