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 .


Sketching the Borderline

Last Friday , September 23rd a group of artists and would be artists alighted on the train at Waverley and travelled the Border Railway sketching all day . They stopped off at Newtongrange Mining museum to sketch and were given a presentation about the Dalkeith Museum and the repair and restoration of the Corn Exchange. […]

Doors Open Day great success

Doors open day last Saturday went very well , about 500 visitors at both the museum and the Corn Exchange .The museum was open all day as was the Corn Exchange , museum volunteers looked after the visitors to the museum whilst Melville Housing Association staff helped at the front of the building. Lots of […]

Festival of Architecture, workshops and seminars in the Corn Exchange

As part of Festival of Architecture Melville Housing Association are putting together workshops and seminars on the 11th and 12th October to celebrate the repair and restoration of this grade A listed building . The design team will be coming back to talk about their approach to the scheme as well as Edinburgh College and Edinburgh […]

Midlothian Doors Open Day ,10th September 2016

The Corn Exchange and the new Dalkeith Museum will be opening their doors for Doors Open Day this year. Melville Housing Association will open the main front reception area , gallery and upstairs board room for visitors to see what has been achieved , bringing this grade A listed building back to life.The museum will […]

Dark and Deadly Guided Walk Dalkeith

Dalkeith Corn Exchange Heritage Officers proudly present an evening walk into Dalkeith’s dark and historic past, visiting places with their own stories to tell in the company of local tour guide and historian Rae McGhee and Norman Brett. Tales of witchcraft, hangings, grave robbing and murder will be shared whilst you explore the town centres […]

Murder at the Neuk , film show at Dalkeith Arts Centre

“Murder at the Neuk” , a film made with Woodburn Primary school pupils was shown to an audience of 50 people  at Dalkeith Arts Centre last night together with a film about life for young people in Woodburn and Dalkeith.

“Murder at the Neuk” was produced with the school   by Fiona Maher ,  a heritage film […]

HRH Richard Duke of Gloucester opens the Corn Exchange

Yesterday the Duke of Gloucester officially opened the Corn Exchange with an invited audience  of representatives from  partner and funding organisations, local Councillors and supporters of the scheme . The event went very well and the Duke was able to visit the museum and Dalkeith History Society members were on hand to show him around […]

First day of opening a great success

The first day of opening the new museum to the public with the new volunteers was great .16 people attended, all with positive comments , one couple donated some artefacts to the museum , another visitor will be applying to be a volunteer .

The opening times over the next couple of months currently are , […]

New museum now ready for opening to the public

His Grace, Richard the Duke of Buccleuch officially opened the new museum in the restored Corn Exchange on May 25th. Aproximately 45 people attended the event which was a great success. The Duke gave a great speech about the importance of local history and heritage to the local community , local identity and distinctiveness are […]