Due to the current situation regarding Covid-19 Dalkeith Museum will be closed to the public from 17 March until further notice.



We apologise for any inconvenience but this decision has been made to safeguard both our volunteers and visitors.



Dalkeith History Society meetings have also been postponed until further notice.

Become a Member

The Dalkeith History Society was set up in 1975 by Provost David Smith when the independent burgh of Dalkeith became part of Midlothian District.

The Society was given the use of three rooms in the old Council Chambers in Buccleuch Street, to be used as a small museum and workshop, Here, they were able to build up their collection of artefacts, documents and photographs and to do further research into Dalkeith’s past.

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For over 50 years Dalkeith History Society has encouraged locals and visitors to explore, value and remember the past.  There is much more to Dalkeith than meets the eye!

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Over the years it has organised has organised meetings, exhibitions, visits and research into Dalkeith’s history and heritage.

Since 1985, the Society has produced a number of publications, helped to restore the old Cemetery Watch Tower, researched and preserved many aspects of town history and through their meetings and outreach, encouraged a lively interest in old Dalkeith.

In 2015, the Society registered as a charity and in 2016 the new Museum opened in the refurbished Corn Exchange.