Kelso's Places

Friends of Kelso Museum


The aims of the Friends of Kelso Museum are to promote awareness of local history in Kelso and to support the work of Scottish Borders Council’s Museums Service.

Kelso's First World War Exhibition

13 July - 18 July 2015, Ednam House Hotel, Kelso

Behind all the glossy new books, the television programmes, the slick news reporting, the Centenary memorial ceremonies there lies another story. The story of the bewilderment, pain, betrayal, agony, worry, anguish, glaur, blood, shattered and lost lives across all walks of life.

In bringing together this exhibition the Friends of Kelso Museum set out not to glorify or sanitise the First World War, but to show the reality and the pity of war. We hope to explain how the conflict affected the people of Kelso at home as well as those called on to serve their country elsewhere.
View storyboards and read more in World War I Exhibition.

Memories of the Second World War Exhibition

4 - 5 September 2015, Abbey Row Centre, Kelso

Memories of the Second World War (1939-1945)
Friends of Kelso Museum hosted Reminiscence Sessions and a small exhibition

The Dardanelles Remembered

October 2015, Kelso

The Dardanelles Remembered - Mr Archie Hume of Hume's Country Clothing and Mr Derek Robeson of Friends of Kelso Museum, hold the Dardanelles Plaque which commemorates the 1915 Gallipoli Campaign in which many men from Kelso and District fought 100 years ago. The plaque was funded by the Townscape Heritage Initiative and placed on site (between Bowmont Street and the Square) by M&J Ballantyne, Builders, Kelso.