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Halliwell's House Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Very good

For a free museum halliwells is well worth a visit and very interesting. The woman on the desk is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
michaell877
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Brilliant!

A wonderful small museum, packed with history and interesting information. We loved it! And a very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dot B
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Halliwell’s House Museum, situated in the narrow, cobbled Halliwell's Close, an unusual 18th century building is part of the oldest surviving row of dwellings in Selkirk, and tells the story of the town and its long history, including associations...more
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Halliwells House Museum, Market Place | Open 30 March 2019 - 31 October 2019, Selkirk TD7 4BL, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a free museum halliwells is well worth a visit and very interesting. The woman on the desk is very passionate about halliwells and very helpful for other places of interest in and around the areaMore

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank michaell877
Live B, Museum & Gallery Assistant at Halliwell's House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear michaell877, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review on Halliwell's House, we're so glad you found it interesting. We're very proud of our Museum and the stories it tells of the history of Selkirk and it's people, and our Front...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful small museum, packed with history and interesting information. We loved it! And a very warm greeting from the lady behind the counter too! Thank you.More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Dot B
Live B, Museum & Gallery Assistant at Halliwell's House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Dot B, Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review of Halliwell's House. Halliwell's is a great place to learn a bit more about the fascinating history and lives of Selkirk and it's people. I'll pass on your lovely comments...More

Reviewed August 18, 2019 via mobile

This is a very informative local museum in a historic part of Selkirk. You get a real insight into the trades, skills and traditions for which Selkirk is noted. It’s very well served by informative staff. And it’s free. You should add this to your...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Live B, Museum & Gallery Assistant at Halliwell's House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2019

Dear philipehall11, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely comments on Halliwell's. We're so pleased you enjoyed it and found the information useful and interesting. I will pass your comments on to our Front of House staff. We also have...More

Reviewed August 9, 2019

Very good small museum located on a cobbled lane between the Market Square and free car park. Has information about the history of Selkirk, the Riding, the buildings origins and more. Pleasant staff. Good selection of information leaflets, local maps and a small selection of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank bluelizard
Live B, Museum & Gallery Assistant at Halliwell's House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2019

Dear Bluelizard, Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review of Halliwell's House. We do indeed have a changing programme of exhibitions during the season, the next one opening on 31 August. We hope you will come back for a repeat...More

Reviewed August 7, 2019

We dropped in here on our tour and chatted to a lovely girl who runs the place and who gave us an insight into the museum.We went through the rooms and immediately you are transported back in time , the old cupboard beds, fireplaces, and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank Lorralex
LiveBorders, Museums & Gallery Assistant at Halliwell's House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

Dear Lorralex, Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely words about Halliwell's House Museum, we're so glad you enjoyed it. We're relieved our wax figures weren't too scary! In the Robson Gallery we also have a changing programme of exciting exhibitions, which...More

Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

This local museum is in a small pend. It’s authentic, containing original artefacts from the close, where there was an ironmonger’s and other traders. Very interesting.More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank auchterhouse
Live B, Museum & Gallery Assistant at Halliwell's House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2019

Dear Auchterhouse, Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely comments on Halliwell's House, we all appreciate it. We're glad you found it interesting, Selkirk has a lot to offer and has had a fascinating history. We also have a regular changing programme...More

Reviewed July 5, 2019

Halliwell's hosts an excellent display of bygone times - and some a bit within my own time frame - like 'dippy-in-pens'! A very week out together Museum and a credit to Fred Robson who displayed the ironmongery on which the present museum was built. Very...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank PoppyLady313
Live B, Museum & Gallery Assistant at Halliwell's House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2019

Dear PoppyLady313, Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely comments on Halliwell's House, I'll pass them on to our Front of House team. We're so pleased you enjoyed our exhibits, especially the Ironmongers, its a fascinating insight into the bygone times of...More

Reviewed July 5, 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed a wander around this museum. We were in there for a ages. So much to see and be reminded of.More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank Catherine S
Live B, Museum & Gallery Assistant at Halliwell's House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2019

Dear Catherine S, Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely words about Halliwell's House Museum, we're so glad you enjoyed it. Selkirk does indeed have a fascinating history, from the Common Riding, to the little nook that contains the intriguing Ironmonger shop....More

Reviewed July 4, 2019

A very interesting visit not just to pass the time, but to learn about the history and way of life . Very well presented and preserved. As I visited just before the Common Riding I was keen to find out its history and format before...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank justmeYorkshire
Live B, Museum & Gallery Assistant at Halliwell's House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2019

Dear JustmeYorkshire, Thank you for taking the time to write your kind words about Halliwell's House Museum, we're so glad you enjoyed it. We try to cover the ancient past of Selkirk and the surrounding area, up to the present day, including the history of...More

Reviewed July 2, 2019

A nice hour can be spent in here looking at all the artifacts that are on display. If there happens to be an exhibition on then maybe therre will be something that takes your fancy.More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank Souterman
LiveBorders, Museum and Gallery Assistant at Halliwell's House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2019

Dear Souterman, Thank you for your lovely words about Halliwell's House Museum, we're so glad you enjoyed it. Along with our permanent museum rooms we also have an exciting programme of exhibitions and events that change throughout the season. For further information on our upcoming...More

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