UPDATE 1ST SEPTEMBER: Due to the on-going situation re COVID-19, Dalkeith Museum is still closed until further notice.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but have taken this decision to ensure the safety of our visitors and volunteers. We will continue to follow Scottish Government guidelines and will review the situation in the coming weeks.

Dalkeith History Society meetings which were due to begin on Monday 12th October 2020 have also been postponed until further notice.

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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: Due to the on-going situation re COVID-19, Dalkeith Museum is still closed until further notice.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but have taken this decision to ensure the safety of our visitors and volunteers. We will continue to follow Scottish Government guidelines and will review the situation in the coming weeks.

Dalkeith History Society meetings which were due to begin on Monday 12th October 2020 have also been postponed until further notice.

Dalkeith Museum
61 St Andrew Street
Dalkeith
EH22 1BP

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