Mary, Queen of Scots Visitor Centre **

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A fine old tower house, set in a colourful garden. Once held by the Scotts and perhaps the Kerrs it is now home to this very special museum about Mary, Queen of Scots.

A display of paintings, objects and textiles associated with her explores her life and times, but also the cult that has grown up around her.

The period feel inside the house has been preserved and thoughtful design has allowed the story of Mary's life to be told in an engaging way. The Rogues Gallery introduces the individuals in the drama of Mary's life, while the Last Letter Room reveals her final thoughts before her execution.

Also find out about her ill-fated ride to Hermitage Castle to meet her adviser and future husband, the Earl of

Bothwell, which resulted in her falling gravely ill.

She would later lament 'Would that I had died in Jedburgh.'


  • Mary's death mask,
  • Mary's final letter,
  • Historical artifacts,
  • Paintings,
  • Objects,
  • Textiles

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