Burrell memories wanted

Sir William Burrell, CSG CIC ' Glasgow Museums Collection, with permission
Sir William Burrell, CSG CIC ' Glasgow Museums Collection, with permission

Do you remember Berwick Museum when it was on the High Street? Do you remember Sir William Burrell or know someone who does?

Berwick Museum and Art Gallery is opening its doors on Saturday, January 17, and invites people to come and share their memories of Sir William Burrell when he lived at Hutton Castle, and past memories of Berwick Museum and Art Gallery.Berwick’s Heritage Lottery-funded Burrell Collection project now has a trained team who would like to record your memories of Berwick in the 40s, 50s and 60s when Sir William lived at Hutton Castle and Berwick Museum shared a building with Berwick Library on the High Street, where the new Costa coffee shop now is.

Oral history recordings will be used as part of the interpretation for the new Berwick’s Burrell Collection exhibition to be held at the Granary Gallery. The recordings will also be preserved for future generations within Berwick Record Office.

The new exhibition opens on February 7 and will be open Wednesday to Sunday through to May 4, 2015.

If you would like to share your memories go along to Berwick Museum and Art Gallery at Berwick Barracks on Saturday, January 17, between 11am and 2pm.

If you are unable to make it but would like to share your memories, contact Val Tobiass by email at bvalearning@

maltingsberwick.co.uk or telephone 01289 333 088.