Burns Monument Exhibition

The Burns Monument exhibition has moved to the museum as from this Tuesday.The display illustrates how the monument was restored and relocated back in the High Street adjacent to the former Cross Keys Hotel .Photographs , artefacts and a structure in one of the display cases give an insight into the process that went into […]

Booking meeting Rooms at the Corn Exchange

If you wish to book one of the two meeting rooms at the Dalkeith Corn Exchange please contact the following:

email:events@melville.org.uk or phone the Melville Housing Association switch board: no 0131 654 2733, option 8 to speak to an operator, many thanks .

Dalkeith Heritage Trail continues to develop

Five  new interpretative panels have been erected in Dalkeith town centre as part of the Dalkeith Heritage Trail.One in Jarnac Court , one in the car park behind the High Street , one adjacent to the Tolbooth , one adjacent to the former Cross Keys Hotel (located in a widened footpath area with the last […]

Two events celebrate Robert Burns

The Restoration and Relocation of the Burns Monument in Dalkeith

Midlothian Council together with Dalkeith Business Renewal and Entrust have funded the restoration and relocation of the Burns Monument in Dalkeith

The Burns monument, a Victorian cast iron fountain was originally erected in Dalkeith High Street near the junction with South Street to mark the centenary of […]

Dalkeith Nativity Scene to go on display

The Dalkeith nativity scene figures will be on display over the Christmas season.Alex Boyd has repaired the figures and now they are in the Dalkeith museum collection. They will be on display in the museum from Tuesday 29th November to 9th December when they will then be displayed in the shop window of 95 High […]

Thankyou Event in the Museum

A thankyou event was held in the museum last Tuesday pm , with tea, coffee and cake to thank the museum volunteers and others who have assisted with the setting up and running of the new museum. The role of the volunteers is key as the museum could not exist without them , 24 people […]

Festival of Architecture Event

The Festival of Architecture event in the Corn Exchange over two afternoons , last Tuesday and Wednesday went well apart from some IT problems !!!. The speakers were excellent and those present were given the background and approach to the repair and restoration of the building and the creation of the new museum by the […]

Festival of Architecture Reminder

Festival of architecture event reminder…..don’t forget the workshops/seminars that are taking place in the Corn Exchange board room next Tuesday and Wednesday pm . The design team together with Edinburgh College and Edinburgh uni school of architecture are coming back to talk about how the project was designed and implemented including the design of the […]

Burn’s Monument being brought back to life

Work is about to start on the repair/restoration and relocation of the Burn’s monument , including new yorkstone paving and interpretative panels as part of the Dalkeith heritage trail .The Burn’s monument , a victorian cast iron fountain was orginally located in the High Street , due to increasing traffic at the busy junction of […]

Trades Past and Present Exhibition

This exhibition based on some of the display material and artefacts in the museum has now completed it’s tour of all the libraries in Midlothian . It started off in Dalkeith in May.It has been well received and now will be displayed again in the Corn Exchange .