The Hirsel & Homestead Museum
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The grounds of the Hirsel Estate are open every day of the year and offer excellent walks around Dundock Wood and throughout the estate.
The estate is worth exploring for early Spring flowers including daffodils, aconites, and snowdrops. From May the azaleas and rhododendrons in the woodlands are in bloom, then as Autumn comes on there is a wonderful display of red and gold colours in the woodland. Another Autumn highlight is watching the geese and gulls return to their winter nesting grounds on Hirsel Lake.
This attractive small museum houses displays of life on the estate in days gone by. The museum is located in the original stables and loose boxes. Exhibits include blacksmithing, fishing, forestry, and a wash house. Local artisans have craft shops, and there are signposted walks around the estate.
Entry to the museum and estate itself are free, but there is a charge for parking.
About The Hirsel & Homestead Museum
Address: Coldstream, Borders, Scotland, TD12 4LP
Attraction Type: Countryside
Location: West of Coldstream, off the A697
Website: The Hirsel & Homestead Museum
Historic Houses Association
OS: NT832 406
Photo Credit: Oliver Dixon, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Coldstream Museum - 0.9 miles (Museum)
Flodden Battlefield Site - 4.2 miles (Countryside)
Etal Castle - 5.7 miles (Castle)
Heatherslaw Light Railway - 6.4 miles (Family Attraction)
Norham Castle - 6.5 miles (Castle)
Kelso Abbey - 7.8 miles (Abbey)
Floors Castle - 8.4 miles (Historic House)
Union Chain Bridge - 9 miles (Historic Building)
Nearest Accommodation to The Hirsel & Homestead Museum:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Tourist Information Centre
Tel: 01573 22 8055
Fax: 01750 21886