The Great Tapestry of Scotland The Great Tapestry of Scotland

The Great Tapestry of Scotland

14-20 High Street, Galashiels, TD1 1SD, United Kingdom | 01896 809353 | Website

Venue Description

Visit The Great Tapestry of Scotland where the history of Scotland’s people and its landscapes come vividly to life. Located in a new purpose-built visitor centre in Galashiels, in the Scottish Borders an area which is rich history of textile-making. Here everyone will find something to explore and interest them. The Tapestry tells tales of Scotland’s history, heritage, innovations and culture. It narrates shared stories of struggles and ambitions, successes and failures, and searches for meaning and belonging. The Tapestry is one of the most ambitious community projects ever undertaken in Scotland: an artwork for the nation by the nation. Things to do: • Tapestry Gallery • Gallery 1420 – hosts a series of visiting exhibitions • Café • Shop • Events spaces – Discovery Centre and Richardson Room • Makers Space – intimate room for hands on stitching experience Book tickets: Before visiting download our app to access audio guides, trails and immersive soundscapes to fully enjoy your experience at The Great Tapestry of Scotland. The app is available on iOS and Android. Visit our website for more information: Location: 14-20 High St, Galashiels, TD1 1SD Visit our website: Email: Telephone: 01896 809354


The centre is fully accessible: Automatic doors into the centre 2 x disabled toilets Lift to first floor Hearing Loop The Tapestry Gallery is accessible for people who use wheelchairs and mobility aids Audio guides available to download onto phone/ipad and can be borrowed in the centre Wheelchair is available in the centre for use Seating available in the Tapestry Gallery Open plan shop and cafe

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5 star VisitScotland


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  • Audio Described
  • Carer Discount
  • Disabled Access
  • Induction Loop
  • Disabled Parking
  • Access Statement

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