Gunsgreen House

Gunsgreen House, Eyemouth: Hours, Address, Gunsgreen House Reviews: 4.5/5

Gunsgreen House
4.5
Speciality Museums • Architectural Buildings
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Gunsgreen House is a visitor attraction in Eyemouth, Scottish Borders. The Smuggling museum and historical house is open to the public from 1st April-31st October Thurs-Mon 11am-5pm. Last admission 4pm.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Hawk1ng
Doncaster, UK94 contributions
Interesting house
Sep 2021
It is an imposing and interesting house but we were disappointed by the fact that although it extends over several floors only the lower floors were open. There are also several exhibits which are difficult to see either because the lighting is poor or bulbs are out. We did mention this to the attendant as we were leaving.
Written 1 October 2021
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POSHEATER
KILMARTIN5 contributions
Great house to visit and discover smugglers secrets.
Aug 2021 • Friends
What a super place to learn about smuggling in the area. Worth crossing wee red bridge for. My sister and I both over 55 years old enjoyed completing the children's activities. Breaking codes, finding rats and searching for the secret places smuggled goods were stored was great.
Well worth a visit.
Written 22 September 2021
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Mo D
5 contributions
Smugglers secrets by the sea
Aug 2021 • Family
I can highly recommend Gunsgreen House, the staff were lovely... really friendly and helpful. The museum was a lot of fun and we learned so much while there, it's also stunningly beautiful. If you find yourself in Eyemouth do yourself a favour and check it out, you won't regret it!
Written 31 August 2021
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BritishBlueCat
BritishBlueCat137 contributions
Spontaneous visit and enjoyed
Aug 2021 • Couples
Spontaneous went in having strolled around Eyemouth and weather sadly was a little overcast. As a mature couple with no children pleasantly enjoyed learning about the smuggling along the coast back in the day. Was an enjoyable 90mins
Written 13 August 2021
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Fiona R
Carluke, UK18 contributions
Will pass an interesting hour
Aug 2021 • Family
Interesting info on smuggling in the um. Interactive for younger kids. Worth a visit but it won’t take any more than 40mins to an hour unless you read every word and press every button!
Written 7 August 2021
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Ruth H
17 contributions
Great for young kids
Aug 2020 • Family
We booked a private tour of the Museum and were very glad we had done as the weather was atrocious! My five year old son loved the interactive activities and we all found out some interesting facts about Eyemouth and the smugglers! The staff were very friendly and helpful, too.
Written 25 August 2020
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Meg F
Scunthorpe, UK31 contributions
CHILDISH BRAT OF A MAN
Oct 2019 • Business
So we’ve had a lovely stay in Guns Green yet again for the 6th time as we started coming here since 2010 and it’s always lovely. Mega shame about the bridge however over all good, however we wanted to stay over an hour to watch the rugby on the day we had to leave, we had to be out at 10 which we didn’t think would be much of a problem, the cleaners came in at 10 and they said it’s not a problem and they started cleaning upstairs. At 11 a man came storming in banging his feet screaming at us telling us we can never return, to be honest it was so childish how he acted and just weird, we tried to contact him twice in the week to ask but as previous years we were never rushed out like that. I can’t believe how the man acted but apparently he retires in three weeks so let’s hope a nicer person takes over.
He even turned the electric off to get us out after screaming at us, great approach but it’ll be nice once he’s left, Big up to the Previous manger of the house Derick!!
Written 26 October 2019
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Many thanks for your review and we appreciate that you have been coming to Gunsgreen House for a long number of years. The Manager, for the past 7 years, was called in by the Housekeeping team as the guest said they had an agreement with the Manager for a late check out to watch the Rugby on TV, which the Housekeepers were unaware of. As the house had to be ready for 4:00pm this placed considerable strain on the Housekeeping Team. Although all guests have office and out of hours contact details, no request for a late check out was received. When the Manger arrived at the house his request for the guests to leave was ignored and they continued watching the Rugby. To give the Housekeepers access to the house procedures were followed to turn off the TV allowing the Housekeepers to proceed with the preparation of the house. Gunsgreen House is a Grade A listed Georgian Mansion of significant historic interests ideal for groups of friends and families. The majority of our guests respect the house and its furnishings and are welcomed back.
Written 5 December 2019
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Lilyfl0wer
Edinburgh, UK13 contributions
excellent attraction - kids and adults equally impressed
Oct 2019
Stunning building with a fascinating history. My 12 year old loved it and it was well worth a visit on a rainy day. It was a shame the top floor was closed to visitors, but that didn't detract from hearing about the story of the smugglers and the history of the area which is all very well presented. Great kids activity pack and secret hidey holes to find. Only downside was no coffee shop - but we found a fantastic ice-cream parlour across the road!
Written 22 October 2019
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Hdyhfgj
Florac, France6 contributions
Not worth the cost
Aug 2019
The top of the building is closed to visitors and very little of the interesting smuggler infrastructure is able to be seen from the lower level, with the exception of a small hidden cupboard. The information centre downstairs has a lot of general information but on the whole, a visit to this house is not worth the price they are charging.
Written 5 September 2019
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jimbobjoe99
UK21 contributions
Unusual, interesting attraction
Jul 2019
A good hour or so spent reading about the smugglers of the East coast. A nice unusual attraction to keep you busy. They have a few activities for children to do to keep them occupied as you walk round which is always useful. Our little one got spooked a few times as there is motion activated voices telling bits of the story as you move round.
Written 25 August 2019
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Many thanks for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed finding out about the tea smugglers. Did you little one get to dress up as a smuggler?
Written 27 August 2019
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