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The Future

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Future Plans for Trimontium

With generous support & funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the South of Scotland Economic Partnership, National Museums Scotland and Scottish Borders Council/Live Borders, plus many other organisations & individuals, the Trust has been able to complete work on the redevelopment of the Trimontium Museum and we are now OPEN in Melrose in the stunning Scottish Borders. This support has also allowed the Trust to deliver an ongoing, innovative outreach programme, where digital technology will play a central role.

This is the only museum in Scotland dedicated to the Roman era and telling the often-overlooked story, that there was a Roman presence in southern Scotland beyond Hadrian’s Wall. The story unlocked through the Trimontium site, reveals how cultures interact, understand and misunderstand each other alongside the fluidity of borders and the movements of people and ideas.

This is a story that is very relevant in the modern world, linking to Scottish cultural identity and perceptions around this and paralleling a world in tension between the movement of people, ideas and beliefs.

We are now raising further funds to continue the development of our work in bringing this important story to life for as wide an audience as possible via a dedicated learning, community and research space. The lessons that we can learn from our past & share with all, supported by this new venture, will ensure we can better understand the present, while safeguarding the unique heritage & landscape of the SCottish Borders for everyone.

Please consider supporting us today by clicking on Donate – a donation, no matter the size, will make a significant difference to our future enabling us to:

  • Improve visitor facilities; provide more display areas; general storage and an independent street-front entrance. Improving security and environmental conditions for the benefit of the collection and to enable more loans from other museums.
  • Create improved facilities for learning and engagement activities to support our established programme of school visits and lifelong learning activities
  • Become a one-stop-shop for presentation of Roman and Iron Age collections in Live Borders museum collections, alongside our own displays, and act as a signpost to other Roman archaeological sites in Scotland, Northumbria and Cumbria, and other collections and organisations in Scotland.
  • Run a community archaeology project including field-walking and a new geophysical survey to elicit more detail about the site and create 3D reconstruction of the site as an interpretive tool for use within the displays or on our website
  • Run an exciting activities and outreach programme and to help complete the preparation, interpretation and display of the Bradford excavation finds.
  • Conserve and prepare the Bradford excavation finds for display in the museum
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