The miniature world of model making is on display at Coldstream Museum

Minature models on display at the first exhibition of the year for Coldstream Museum 'Made to Scale'
Minature models on display at the first exhibition of the year for Coldstream Museum 'Made to Scale'

COLDSTREAm Museum’s first exhibition to launch the opening of their 2012 season features the miniature world of model making.

‘Made to Scale’ opened this week as the museum opened its doors to visitors on Monday, March 26 and the exhibition will continue through until May 20.

Explore the miniature world of model making, with models of everything from trains, boats and other vehicles through to military miniatures on display, all made and collected by people who live in the Borders.

Models on display will include scratch-built models through to model kits, and during the exhibition there will be workshops for people who want to get started in the fascinating hobby.

Ask at the Museum for details.

Coldstream Museum also houses permanent displays exploring the history of the parish, burgh and its people.

The museum is on the site where General Monck rallied his troops - to become known as the Coldstream Guards - for their march to London to help restore the monarchy and the Guards history, both at home and abroad from the 17th century to the present day features strongly in the museum’s exhibitions.

Later in the year Coldstream Museum will host ‘Between the Lines’, an exhibition by Berwickshire-born artist Carla Fullerton. She is making an international name for herself with recent exhibitions in Berlin and New York.

Both Coldstream Museum and the Jim Clark Room in Duns opened for the season on Monday, March 26.

The Jim Clark Room is a must for all fans of motor racing, giving comprehensive account of Jim Clark’s career from club competitions to World Championship Formula 1 racing through a fascinating display of trophies, awards, photographs, model cars and other memorabilia.

In addition to the permanent display of Jim Clark memoribilia there will also be a photographic display entitled ‘1962 Remembered’ in the Exhibition Room at Duns Library from. Saturday. April 14 – May 26, commemorating the 1962 season when Jim Clark came within one victory of winning his first Formula 1 World Championship, but for an oil leak.