WE’RE OPEN AGAIN! Dalkeith Museum will now be open every Wednesday 11.00am until 3.00pm.
Opening exhibition – 19 portrait etchings donated by Anthony Kirk. “John Kay from Dalkeith to New York to Dalkeith Museum”
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Our collection reflects the varied history of Dalkeith and how the town has changed over the centuries. Its recorded history dates from 1142, but the town, strategically positioned between two rivers, is believed to be much older.

A whinstone head, believed to be Roman, is our oldest artefact and others are reminders of Dalkeith’s interesting past – through two world wars, as a hub to the railways who serviced the coal industry and as a vibrant market town, home to the largest Corn Exchange in Scotland.

There’s much more to Dalkeith than meets the eye! Come and find out about its social, industrial, historical and cultural past.

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UPDATE 1ST SEPTEMBER: Dalkeith Museum will re-open on 11th September for Midlothian Doors Open Day and afterwards on every Wednesday from 11.00 until 3.00 Opening Exhibition: John Kay and Anthony Kirk – from Dalkeith to New York to Dalkeith Museum An exhibition of 18 prints by caricaturist John Kay, which have been generously donated by Anthony Kirk, a former pupil at Dalkeith St David’s and now a well known artist and print maker in New York. Not to be missed!

Dalkeith Museum 61 St Andrew Street Dalkeith EH22 1BP

Tel: 0131 663 4683 Email: info@dalkeithmuseum.co.uk