About Trimontium Museum

The Trimontium Museum (aka the ‘Three Hills’ Roman Heritage Centre) is located in the triangle-shaped Market Square of the small town of Melrose in the Scottish Borders.

The collection derives from the 370 acre Romano-native complex at the village of Newstead, one mile to the East, in the lee of the three Eildon Hills (pronounced eel-don) which dominate the area and give the fort and its associated features its Roman name Tri(um)montium – the place of the three hills.

The Museum is situated in a red sandstone building, The Ormiston, in the Square under a large black clock (next to the white-walled Burt’s Hotel), the entrance being marked by two figures – one Roman, one native.

The Museum is entirely operated by the volunteers of the Trimontium Trust.