Get ‘In Touch with the Past’ at Hawick Museum

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From the Stone Age to the arrival of the Romans, a new exhibition at Hawick Museum looks at the early people of our region and how they lived.

“In Touch with the Past” features fascinating real artefacts, from flints to Roman kitchenware and coins, as well as informative reproduction items, which help shed light on local life thousands of years ago.

At the free exhibition, which runs until Sunday, February 22, visitors can admire the skills of the Mesolithic hunter gatherers in making the tools they needed to catch their food.

Through interesting set-dressing in this exhibition, visitors can get a feel for the material culture of our very distant ancestors.

The military success of the Romans brought a new order to Britain, though our region was only on the edge of this. Nevertheless, artefacts from Trimontium and other finds on show are evidence that the Roman way of life took root here too.

Rome’s military might is brought to life with reproduction weapons, shields and armour at the exhibition. A wonderful Roman coin hoard is on show as well.

This entertaining and educational exhibition is open Monday to Friday, noon to 3pm, and from 1pm to 3pm on Sundays on the museum’s ground floor.