Textile and design collections

Heriot Watt’s Scottish Borders campus in Galashiels is home to the university’s textile and design collections. The collections include examples of tweed and tartan – some very rare, as well as furnishing fabrics, paisley shawls, costumes, international textiles and lace.

To explore the collections online, visit https://www.hw.ac.uk/services/is/heritage/textile-collection.htm


Nether Road, Galashiels TD1 3HF

Tel: 0131 451 3218


The textile collections here are very much a research resource, so there are no standard opening hours. To visit the collections, you’ll have to book. Please contact the campus on 0131 451 3218
or email heritage@hw.ac.uk in advance to arrange a visit.

Getting there

Information on how to get to the Galashiels campus, including directions, public transport and other routes, can be found at https://www.hw.ac.uk/uk/borders/maps-directions.htm

To find out more, see https://www.hw.ac.uk/services/is/heritage/textile-collection.htm or visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Heriot-Watt-University-Textile-Collection-221156908005684/


The museum is fully accessible to those with mobility issues. If you require further assistance, please contact
heritage@hw.ac.uk or call 0131 451 3218 in advance of your visit.

How to find us

Textile and design collections

Main Campus, Unit 1 Nether Rd, Galashiels TD1 3HE, UK

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