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Guided 'House Tour' of Marchmont House

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Marchmont House

Greenlaw

Duns

TD10 6YL

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Marchmont is only open to the public for a limited number of days each year, for guided tours and special events.

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We begin 2022 by releasing a modest number of tour dates that will be expanded throughout the Spring, including four tours to coincide with the Borders Art Fair weekend on 25-27th March, which we are proud to support.

Built in 1750 and 'aggrandised' in 1917, Marchmont contains some of the finest Georgian and Arts & Crafts interiors in Scotland: a perfect symbiosis of fine craft and design tradition.

This fascinating, and informal 80 minute guided tour offers a wonderful opportunity to see inside a house that has not been 'open' since it was built almost 270 years ago.

The house was awarded the 2018 Historic Houses/Sotheby’s Award following a seven-year restoration, which was described by the jury as "stunning". The goal is now to bring the house alive as 'a home for Makers and Creators', celebrating innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.

Please note that our Covid policy is constantly being updated and the number of people on each tour will be limited. All requirements will reflect the guidance in place at that time, the details of which will be sent to ticket holders 48 hours prior to their tour time.

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Tickets are £17.50 plus £1.96 Eventbrite booking fee (£19.46) and include tea/coffee and wonderful home-made shortbread which will be served on arrival - doors open 20 minutes before tour time. Detailed instructions for the event will be revealed after purchase.

Accompanied children (under 12) are FREE - TD10 postcode residents and students can claim £5 off at the checkout (please bring relevant ID with you).


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About the house

Marchmont is an imposing ‘Grade A’ listed Palladian mansion built in 1750 by Hugh Hume-Campbell, 3rd Earl of Marchmont. Long thought to have been designed by William Adam but enacted by Thomas Gibson.

The interior at Marchmont is arguably one of the finest in Scotland, and the house retains many of its original features, including the magnificent George II period plasterwork by Thomas Clayton, the pre-eminent plasterer of the time.

Major changes were made between 1914 and 1917 when the then owner, Robert Finnie McEwen commissioned the eminent Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer to enlarge the house and it stands today as perhaps the finest example of his ‘grand’ house refurbishments.

Over a hundred years had passed since Lorimer’s ‘aggrandisement’ took place, and having spent 20 years as a care home it is something of an understatement to say the house was both institutionalised and unmodernised.

The comprehensive, yet sensitive, seven-year restoration was recently completed and has been the catalyst for an inspiring and passionate appreciation for craft and design tradition, quite literally observed through the layers of history of the house.


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About the collection

Marchmont offers an immersive experience for those with an eclectic interest across different historic periods of decoration but is especially strong on arts and crafts furniture and post-war sculpture including works by Barbara Hepworth, Bernard Meadows, Lynn Chadwick and Antony Gormley.


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Covid-19 information

Covid-19 information: We are closely monitoring guidelines from the Scottish Government relating to Covid precautions in hospitality venues and would ask guests to adhere to them. We ask all attendees to take a lateral flow test within the 12 hour period prior to arrival, and will happily refund all parties with a positive result.

Should we cancel a tour for any reason you will receive a complete refund.

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Marchmont House

Greenlaw

Duns

TD10 6YL

United Kingdom

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Refund policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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Marchmont House is an imposing 'Grade A' listed Palladian mansion built in 1750 and contains some of the finest Georgian and Arts & Crafts interiors in Scotland.

Situated at the heart of the Marchmont Estate near Greenlaw in the Scottish Borders, the house is only open to the public for a limited number of days each year, for tours and special events.

It was awarded the 2018 Historic Houses/Sotheby's Award for the recently completed seven-year restoration, which was described by the jury as "stunning".

The goal is now to bring the house alive as 'a home to Makers and Creators', celebrating innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.

Visit marchmonthouse.com for more information.

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