Mary Queen Of Scots Visitor Centre | Day Out With The Kids

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Mary Queen Of Scots Visitor Centre

  • Jedburgh
  • Indoor
  • Ages 9+
  • Tourist Attractions, Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

The Mary Queen Of Scots Visitor Centre helps visitors explore the history of an iconic Scottish figure and learn her story in full in a charming building dedicated to her memory. A wonderful collection of objects associated with Mary has been gathered and put on show, reflecting the cult that has grown up around her and helping add depth and dimension to the numerous stories you'll hear! This is arguably the most comprehensive collection in existence regarding this particular historical figure so is well worth even a passing visit if you're in the region.

Each room has a different focus, which helps keep it fresh and interesting for kids as you walk them round. The Rogues' Gallery introduces the individuals in the drama of Mary's life, whilst the Last Letter Room reveals Mary's final thoughts and may well strike some older kids as more than a little sad so be prepared.

The period feel inside the house has been preserved, while thoughtful design lets the story of Mary's life unfold in a lively way. It's a great way to teach history not just to kids but to grown ups too, with an immersive atmosphere and loads of items to look at. It is however an almost utterly dry educational experience and so is probably best suited to those with an existing interest in such things or those approaching it academically as a back up to school work. In any case because it's free you can always give it a go, and if the kids get too fidgety it costs nothing to retreat elsewhere!

 

Image copyright Jedburgh via Jedburgh.com / Image cropped vertically from original.

Opening hours

Opening times March to November, Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 4.30pm and Sunday 10.30am to 4pm

Pricing

Admission free, tour groups welcome!

Travel & Contact Information

Address

Queen Street, Jedburgh, Scottish Borders, TD8 6EN, Scotland

Phone number

01835 863331

Map

Website

Click here to visit Mary Queen Of Scots Visitor Centre's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Mary Queen Of Scots Visitor Centre has not told us about their parking.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Mary Queen Of Scots Visitor Centre has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Mary Queen Of Scots Visitor Centre has not told us about their dining options.

Mary Queen Of Scots Visitor Centre has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Mary Queen Of Scots Visitor Centre has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Mary Queen Of Scots Visitor Centre has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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