Paxton House

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Berwick upon Tweed
Scottish Borders
TD15 1SZ

  • General Information: 01289 386291

Built to the design of John Adam in 1758 for a dashing young Scottish laird, Patrick Home of Billie, Paxton House is perhaps the finest 18th century Palladian country house in Britain with 12 period rooms, interiors by Robert Adam and the pre-eminent collection of Chippendale furniture in Scotland. The magnificent picture Gallery, the largest in a Scottish Country House, exhibits over 70 paintings from the National Galleries of Scotland and the fully restored working Georgian kitchen is complete with active charcoal stoves and baking oven. Recent additions to Paxton House include the superbly restored Children's Nursery, a visual insight into a child’s room of previous years with an early Victorian cradle and Victorian doll, and the prestigious Rod Fishing Museum which tells the story of the oldest Fishing Club in the world, Ellem Ford and features equipment, interactive displays and full scale models showing traditional and contemporary costume. Standing on on a ridge overlooking the majestic River Tweed, Paxton House also lies at the heart of 80 acres of woodland, parkland and gardens. Enjoy herbaceous borders and breathtaking riverside walks, try out our brilliant 9 hole putting green and croquet lawn or catch sight of red squirrels, otters and woodland and riverside birds in the excellent wildlife viewing hides. With a liscensed tearoom and gift shop as well as a riverside net fishing museum, childrens nature trails, adventure playgrounds, picnic areas, exhibitions in the Hayloft Gallery and superb events throughout the year, Paxton House is a hidden gem not to be missed!

Further information

Opening Hours:

Grounds open all year: 1000-sunset 17March-31 October Tour of the House: Every 45 mins from 1100 Last tour 1600 Shop and Tearoom: 1000 to 1700


House Tour, Gardens & Grounds: Adults - £6.50 Children (aged 5-15) - £3.30 (under 5's free) Family (2 adults & 2 or 3 children) - £17.50 Group - £5.50 per person Gardens & Grounds only: Adults - £3.00 Children (ages 5- 15)- £1.50 Family - £8.00

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Children's play area
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Gardens open to public
  • Library
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan
  • Dogs welcome
  • Toilets
  • Public car park
  • Members/Friends facilities offered


  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Licensed for weddings
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Information point provided
  • Community outreach programme/service
  • Special educational needs education services available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Roleplay/costumed interpreters available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Early years education service available
  • Online teaching materials available

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