venue Historical Museum Gallery

Callendar House

  • General Info
  • Events in this Venue
  • Getting Here
  • Tearoom & Afternoon Tea
  • Archives
  • Accessibility
  • Callendar Park,
    Falkirk,
    FK1 1YR
  • Free Parking
  • Cafe
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Free Entry
Opening hours
Callendar House
Open Today 10:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Monday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 17:00

Afternoon Tea

Open Today 10:00 - 16:30
  • Saturday 10:00 - 16:30
  • Sunday 10:00 - 16:30
  • Monday 10:00 - 16:30
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:30
  • Thursday 10:00 - 16:30
  • Friday 10:00 - 16:30

We are delighted to announce that Callendar House reopened on 10 September 2020.
The House, has been subject to extensive safety testing following their prolonged closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have also met the requirements of VisitScotland’s “Good to Go” accreditation to further assure visitors that they are safe to visit.

There is a new one-way system in place, taking you round the permanent exhibitions and into the Georgian Kitchen where our costumed interpreters will be waiting to greet you. Our temporary exhibitions are both open and located close to the permanent collection. ‘Uprooted’ is in the Park Gallery and will run until 27 September; and ‘The Waters of Life’ is situated in the Second Floor Galleries and will run until 31 October.

Toilets will be open on the first and second floors for use by one person at a time. Callendar House has an enhanced cleaning regime in place, together with hand sanitisers and sneeze screens in the Gift Shop, and we kindly request customers use contactless card payments where possible.

Test and Protect: In order to comply with the Scottish Government’s Test and Protect scheme, we ask that visitors pre-book their free visit online. To assist with social distancing measures, we have limited the number of visitors to six every 30 minutes. We have also introduced three relaxed entry times per week where visitor numbers are reduced even further in order that those with additional needs can fully enjoy their visit.

The Tearoom and Drawing Room will not re-open at this time. We are adapting the space inside so that customers can have a safe and enjoyable visit, and we hope to reopen them as soon as it is practical and safe to do so. We have extended the validity of all Afternoon Tea vouchers that expired during lockdown.

Download our access statement for full information on accessibility at Callendar House.

Read our FAQ's about reopening. 

By Car: 

  • From Edinburgh: Follow M9 westbound. Exit at Junction 5 and follow brown and white tourist signage for Callendar House & Park.
  • From Glasgow: Follow M80/A80 eastbound. Join M876 (signposted Kincardine Bridge, Falkirk, Grangemouth). Merge onto M9. Exit at Junction 6 and follow brown and white tourist signage for Callendar House & Park.
  • From the North: Follow A9/M9 south. Exit M9 at Junction 6 and follow brown and white tourist signage for Callendar House & Park.
  • Free Parking: The car park is accessed via Seaton Place (passed the high flats, across from the row of cottages). Additional parking available at Estates Avenue. 
  • Disabled parking available in front of Callendar House. 

By Train: 

  • Falkirk is served by 2 railway stations, Falkirk High and Falkirk Grahamston.
  • For Train timetables call National Rail Enquiries: 08457 48 49 50

By Bus: 

  • For details of bus travel to Falkirk contact Traveline Scotland: 0871 200 22 33

Booking and Info

The Tearoom offers superb views of Callendar Park – spectacular at any time of the year – and also gives us a great opportunity to share a beautiful room with far more people. 

This 4.5 star TripAdvisor rated visitor attraction and venue also hosts our elegant afternoon teas in the Drawing Room, where you will tuck into a sumptuous selection of sweet and savoury treats with a stunning selection of teas. All from just £12.95 per person with the option to upgrade to include a glass of fizz or Sea Glass Gin. Booking is essential to guarantee a table.

Group Bookings
We welcome groups and coach parties but request that groups of 10 or more book in advance to ensure that we are able to accommodate you on your chosen day. We can also offer brunch, lunch and afternoon tea as part of your visit, please call 01324 503770. 

 

 

Book Online Here

Afternoon Tea

Our afternoon tea is a truly superb treat! Best tea, best cake, best friends, best time, best place. The Drawing Room at Callendar House.

Make sure you book in advance by calling us on 01324 506850, or click to book online. 

Falkirk Archives is located in the oak-panelled Victorian library of Callendar House, and is the place to come to find out about the history of Falkirk district or to start your family history research. Local archives and photographs are held here, and may be viewed by the public. Most aspects of local life are covered, from valuation and electoral rolls to old newspapers, from school records to town council minutes, from foundry catalogues to church bazaar programmes, and all sorts of things in between.

Find out more about our Archives

Accessibility

Entry to the house is free. Whether you wish to tour the museum, visit our gift shop or
tearoom, view artwork in our Park Gallery, search our Archives, or enjoy a delicious
afternoon tea in our Drawing Room, we guarantee an unforgettable experience.
We are fully accessible for wheelchair users and can cater for anyone with other specific
access requirements.
Please get in touch if you require any further information about specific access or need
advice on planning your visit. 

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