History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Permanent museum displays cover the history of Coldstream town and the surrounding area. See the official Provost's Robes and chains of office. Learn the history of Coldstream parish since 1750, and discover the fascinating story of the Priory, whose Prioress served as an English spy.
There is also a changing programme of temporary exhibits with local interest. One recent exhibition explored the farming heritage of Berwickshire since 1700, looking at how farming has changed over the centuries, from the invention of the iron swing plough by a local man named James Small, to a permaculture forest garden launched in Coldstream.
The Coldstream GuardsThe Coldstream Guards are the oldest regiment in continuous active service in the Regular Army. The regiment was founded by General George Monck in 1650. Oliver Cromwell gave Monck permission to create his own regiment to serve as part of Cromwell's New Model Army. At the end of the Commonwealth General Monck threw his support behind the Stuart cause, and the Coldstream Guards marched to London and helped restore Charles II to the throne.
In a famous episode the regiment laid down their arms as part of the New Model army and immediately took them up again as part of the royal regiment of The Lord General's Regiment of Foot Guards. The Regimental motto is Nulli Secundus (Second to None), a reminder that it is older than the senior army regiment.
This special area of the museum traces the history of the Guards regiment from its origins in 1650, through the major conflicts it has served in over the past 350 years. See regimental colours, weapons, honours, and uniforms.
The museum is set in the Market Place, just off the High Street. It is usually open from Easter through October, and is free to enter.
About Coldstream Museum
Address: 12 Market Square, Coldstream, Borders, Scotland, TD12 4BD
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: In the Market Place, just south of the High street. Free parking and free entry.
Website: Coldstream Museum
Phone: 01890 882 630
Photo Credit: Kevin Rae, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
The Hirsel & Homestead Museum - 0.9 miles (Countryside)
Flodden Battlefield Site - 3.5 miles (Countryside)
Etal Castle - 5.1 miles (Castle)
Heatherslaw Light Railway - 5.6 miles (Family Attraction)
Norham Castle - 6.5 miles (Castle)
Kelso Abbey - 8 miles (Abbey)
Yeavering Bell Hillfort - 8.3 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Floors Castle - 8.7 miles (Historic House)
Nearest Accommodation to Coldstream 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