Do you remember the Dalkeith Nativity Scene when it was in Jarnac Court? It will be on display here from Saturday 2nd to Friday 15th December Tuesday – Thursday 10.30am until 3.30pm Saturday 2nd and Saturday 9th 11.00am until 3.00pm
Dalkeith History Society – 2023-24 meetings of the History Society can be seen here.
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Our collection reflects the varied history of Dalkeith and how the town has changed over the centuries. Its recorded history dates from 1142, but the town, strategically positioned between two rivers, is believed to be much older.

A whinstone head, believed to be Roman, is our oldest artefact and others are reminders of Dalkeith’s interesting past – through two world wars, as a hub to the railways who serviced the coal industry and as a vibrant market town, home to the largest Corn Exchange in Scotland.

There’s much more to Dalkeith than meets the eye! Come and find out about its social, industrial, historical and cultural past.

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UPDATE: The Museum is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11.00am until 3.00pm See our Exhibition: John Kay and Anthony Kirk – from Dalkeith to New York to Dalkeith Museum An exhibition of 18 prints by caricaturist John Kay, which have been generously donated by Anthony Kirk, a former pupil at Dalkeith St David’s and now a well known artist and print maker in New York. Not to be missed!

Dalkeith Museum 61 St Andrew Street Dalkeith EH22 1BP

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