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  • Ian Martin Added The Clan Armstrong Trust Museum
    Lodge Walk, Langholm DG13 0ND
    Now closed

    The Museum has re-opened at
    DG14 0XD

    The Clan Armstrong Trust Museum ceased business at its Lodge Walk premises in Langholm DG13 0ND over 6 years ago, and will not re-open in its current location. The timber clad building had reached a point in its life where repairs or dismantling became an urgent decision that the owner had to make.
    The Clan Armstrong Trusts original lease for the building, set up in 1995, has recently expired, and the landlord decided that because of its historical past, they would repair the structure, and make use of it, within their own organisation.
    During that period a suggestion was made by the current owner of the Gilnockie Tower that the existing Clan Armstrong Trust archive and artefacts could be housed within Gilnockie Tower, and this offer was accepted by the Trust Board.
    All existing displays from the Trust museum are at present going through a renovation process, and will be housed inside the new visitor centre at GILNOCKIE TOWER, near to Canonbie, Postcode DG14 0XD, and only a stone’s throw from Scots Dyke on the Anglo-Scottish Border.
    To visit the Gilnockie Tower, please follow the brown signs to the 'Clan Armstrong Centre' positioned on the A7 Carlisle to Edinburgh visitor route, between Langholm and Canonbie,
    During the mid 1970s Gilnockie Tower was a roofless ruin, but the Rubble built structure has gone through a full renovation returning it to 20th century home 1975 to 1978, then a repair process 2016 to 2019. The inside has been taken back to its 16th century beginning, and is currently open as the Ancestral Home of the Clan Armstrong, as well as a visitor attraction. The Gilnockie Tower houses reiving artefacts and the world’s largest collection of Armstrong archives.
    A stunning example of a Scots Tower House, Gilnockie Tower was built around 500 years ago, and was, during the early 16th century, a home to Johnnie Armstrong, a notorious Border Reiver. In 1530 this powerful chieftain was hanged by a Scottish King, James V, a foolhardy decision that would return to haunt the young King.
    Gilnockie Tower has five floor levels, including a vaulted chamber, banqueting hall and a stone spiral staircase that runs top to bottom. The vaulted chamber entrance stone to the ground floor is thought to be more than two thousand years old.

    Gilnockie Tower,
    Website: www.gilnockietower.co.uk
    Newsletter available from: www.gilnockietower.co.uk,
    Email: gt@gilnockietower.co.uk ,
    Phone: 013873 71373,
    Mobile: 07733 065587.
    Twitter: @Gilnockie Tower,
    Facebook: Gilnockie Tower; Gilnockie Tower Reiver Centre; Reiver Trail; Johnnie Armstrong of Gilnockie; Scottish Borderlands, 1480-1530; The Border Reiver Trail-Scottish Borderlands; Armstrong Clan U.S.; Clan Armstrong Trust;
    Instagram: gilnockietowerreivercentre,

    Updated: 23/06/2020
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