Explore our history and meet our team and benefactors.
Known as The House of Secrets, Gunsgreen House has a unique and colourful backstory, with tales to tell from its conception around 1752 to present day.
Whilst here, meet our team who shall be happy to tell the stories of Gunsgreen House and the families who lived here.
The History of Gunsgreen House
Gunsgreen House was built between 1752 and 1754 by John Nisbet, an Eyemouth merchant, who like many people in this part of Scotland led a double life as an apparently respectable member of society but also a notorious smuggler.
The main entrance has level access with a permanent, 1600 mm wide, sloped ramp. Inside the house, there is a platform lift, which is 950mm wide and 1450mm deep, with a 860mm wide door. Each floor has audible announcements and highly visible displays, with raised letter buttons, to operate the lift, providing access from the lower basement to the Historic Room level.