Treasure Trove of Material
The archives contain a huge amount of family and political papers including charters dating back to the 1300’s. They give an extraordinary insight into the lives of the family who lived here recording events that shaped them in a local, national and international context.
If you visit Traquair you will see lots of archives on display throughout the house. There are rotating exhibitions in the Museum Room and High Gallery and many can be found in our book, A Family Life Revealed – The Stuarts of Traquair 1491 – 1875.
We are now sharing our archives with our website visitors, and currently have three online features:
Please note that the Traquair Archives are privately-owned and not generally open to the public. Wherever possible we allow access to bona fide historical researchers who have a specific research topic. A limited amount of research may also be undertaken on behalf of enquirers. Enquiries should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org and these will be considered by our archivist. A charge is made for all archival services.