Saturday, 20 February 2016

Jedburgh Jail, Jedburgh, Scotland

Jedburgh Castle Jail gives visitors a taste of what life was like in an 1820s prison, whilst also telling the story of the Royal Burgh of Jedburgh. An amateur video is at the foot of this page.

The main building of Jedburgh Castle Jail is home to the museum collection of the town of Jedburgh, focusing on traditions, industries and important individuals of this historic Scottish town, with historical artefacts, prints and paintings and a temporary exhibition space.

You can walk through the original cell blocks of this Georgian jail - the finest remaining Howard reform prison in Scotland - and find out about some of the people who were once imprisoned here and why they were put in.

Children can dress up and enjoy activities.

The prisoners' cell blocks tell the story of the Jail and its inmates, with individual cells looking as they would have done - complete with model prisoners.

This impressive building, in a castellated style, was designed by Archibald Elliot, one of the leading Scottish architects of his day.

In the Governor's House you will discover the history of Jedburgh and see many of the historical objects and artworks that tell the story of the town, its industries and its people.