Jim Clark museum in pole position for reopening

The Jim Clark Motorsport Museum is in pole position to reopen this weekend as lockdown restrictions ease.

Tuesday, 14th July 2020, 10:37 am
Updated Tuesday, 14th July 2020, 2:17 pm
The iconic Lotus 25/R6, which Jim Clark drove to victory in four Grands Prix. Credit: Scottish Borders Council

The Duns-based attraction will be the first Live Borders museum to reopen having been given the green light to welcome back the public at 10am on Saturday.

Opened just over a year ago the museum celebrates the life and career of Scotland’s first Formula 1 World Champion, showcasing Jim Clark’s life in the Borders, his incredible career, and his reputation as a gentleman.

New for 2020, is ‘Clark on Canvas’ - an exhibition of artworks of the Jim Clark era of motor racing produced by members of the Guild of Motoring Artists, an international guild dedicated to automotive art.

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Visitors will be able to admire over 20 different paintings by artists from around the world.

The permanent display includes cars, films, photographs, and Clark’s trophies.

Live Borders CEO Ewan Jackson said: “At Live Borders, we’re beginning to reopen some of our premises in line with the Scottish Government’s route map - and we’re getting off the grid with the reopening of the Jim Clark Motorsport Museum.

“We’re taking a staged approach to the reopening of the museum in order to keep all of our visitors and our staff safe

“We want visitors to have a safe and enjoyable visit as with this in mind we have made some changes to the visitor experience, including asking visitors to book tickets in advance and adding a one-way system inside the museum.

“Both museum staff and trustees are delighted to welcome people to the museum once again to showcase Jim Clark’s achievements.”

Going forward the museum will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am-4pm (closed 12.15-1.15pm) and Sundays from 1-4pm.

Free on-street parking is available, and there is wheelchair access throughout the museum, including accessible toilets.

To book your tickets visit www.liveborders.org.uk/culture/museums/our-museums/jim-clark-motorsport-museum, call 01361 883960 or email [email protected]

Tickets are initially available to book only during July and August, with more to be issued later.

For more information about the Guild of Motoring Artists visit www.motoringartists.com.