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Trimontium Museum

Welcome to our museum, which tells the story of the Romans in the Scottish Borders and their relationship with the local population. Pre-dating Hadrian’s Wall, and being one of the largest fort sites in Scotland, Trimontium has produced a wealth of important archaeological finds that shine a light into the Roman era in Scotland including:

  • Military equipment and weaponry including stunning cavalry masks
  • Intricate intaglios and beads
  • Shoes, jewellery, and other personal possessions

With the support of National Museums Scotland, Live Borders and private collectors, we have one of the finest displays of Roman and Iron Age finds north of the Wall. Come and see for yourself and learn more about life at the very edge of the Empire.

Our Opening Hours

The Museum is currently open 7 days a week

10 am – 4.30pm (last entry 3.45pm)

Tickets

Ticket Prices 2022Price
Adult£6
Children (3-15)£3
Concessions (Over 65s and Students with ID)£5
Family (2 children and 2 adults)£15
Large Family (3 children and 2 adults)£18
MembersFree
Accompanying Essential CarersFree

Membership of the Trimontium Garrison are available to purchase online or in the museum. Membership gives you unlimited access to the museum and walks, 10% shop discount and priority entrance to events.

Booking in advance is recommended but not always essential. We always accept walk-ins, subject to availability. Occasionally there may be a short delay for entry if the museum is busy. If you have limited time, it is best to book.

There is a booking fee applied by our ticketing platform at time of purchase. The Trimontium Trust is a registered charity and this small fee allows us to offer this service to visitors who prefer to book in advance.

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For Children

Children have a great time at Trimontium and can be Roman Scouts, seeking out missing Roman soldiers hidden around the museum. They can also use clues to identify different animals represented by items on display and leave offerings at their favourite things on display. All our intrepid scouts can choose a treat at the end of their visit, as long as their commanding officers allow it!

If your child is too young to be a Roman scout, you are welcome to bring buggies and prams into the museum, or leave them at reception if you prefer. You are welcome to breastfeed in the museum and we have seats and a sofa available for use but if you should want a private space in which to do this, please let us know. Changing facilities are not operational as yet but we are working on it.

Gallery Guides & Languages

Visitors can purchase additional guides to the museum and Fort, which give more detail about its history. ‘Trimontium Top 10 Treasures’ is available for £1 at Reception, along with other useful guides

Large print versions of the display labels in the gallery are available at Reception.

We will have Gallery Guides available in French, Spanish, Italian and German by July 2022. If you plan visiting before then and would like translations of the Gallery labels, please get in touch for assistance. We will also have Trimontium Top 10 Treasures illustrated booklet and Fort Site information in the above languages for sale at Reception.

Displays & Audio Visual

We share our story through exhibits, audio-visual presentations and interactive displays activities

Our AV Theatre is fitted with a hearing loop.

There is free public WIFI throughout the museum

Group Visits

Group bookings are welcome at the Trimontium Museum. We would be delighted to discuss the needs and interests of your group and create a great experience for them. We can offer combined experiences with the museum and fort site, private viewings, school group visits and more. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements

Museum Shop

We have a shop selling high quality gifts and souvenirs, in keeping with the story of our museum. Our suppliers are often independent craftspeople who create beautiful and bespoke ranges for Trimontium. We source our stock from local suppliers whenever possible and have something to suit every budget.

Toilet Facilities

We have 7 unisex toilets available for visitors, accessed via Reception. There are also 2 unisex accessible toilets, one of which is accessible via a chair lift, and one on the ground floor. Full accessible changing facilities are available in Galashiels Transport Interchange. More information here

Accessibility

For visitor comfort we have:

  • One level throughout the museum
  • Portable gallery stools
  • Magnifying glasses with lights
  • Large print gallery guide

Our gallery is designed as a dark space. However, we can raise light levels on request. For visitors who may find loud noises disorientating, we can also reduce volume on our AV. Please ask one of our volunteers for assistance. You can find out more here.

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