The Institute has been at the heart of Rothbury life since 1897. After extensive renovation it was re-opened by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in November 2006.

Below we have details some past events with photos and information to give you an idea of our history.

Olden Days Music Festival 1989

Refurbishing History

Members of the original Refurbishment Committee in a meeting. Picture of room in dilapidated state. Outside of Jubilee Hall prior to refurbishment.

Drama in the Jubilee Institute

Drama group performing in late 1940's and 1950's

Sepia picture of theatre performers. Sepia picture of theatre performers. Black and white picture of theatre performers.

Annual Duck Race

The annual duck race takes place on the may Bank Holiday Monday. Ducks are floated down the River Coquet from the car park bridge, finishing at the stepping stones approximately a half hour later, and prizes are awarded.

Duck Race 2016: Duck mascot. Duck Race 2016: Duck mascot meets child. Duck Race 2016: People at the street fair. Duck Race 2016: Crowd waiting for Duck Race. Duck Race 2016: Duck officials wading in river. Duck Race 2016: Spectators watching Duck Race. Duck Race 2016: Duck Race finish line. Duck Race 2016: Close up of ducks approaching finish line.