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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
Opening hours
Callendar House
Open Today 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Monday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00

Afternoon Tea

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

Callendar House is the historic jewel in the Falkirk Community Trust crown, you can even have a delicious Afternoon Tea here! Dating back to the 14th century, this French-chateau styled stately home has a surprise around every corner. The House's permanent displays are The Story of Callendar House, a history covering the 11th to the 19th centuries, The Antonine Wall, Rome's Northern Frontier, and Falkirk: Crucible of Revolution 1750-1850, tells how the local area was transformed during the first century of the industrial era.

The Park Gallery offers a changing programme of contemporary visual art exhibitions, while different aspects of cultural heritage are explored in the 2nd Floor Galleries exhibition space.  Last entry to exhibitions is at 4pm.  Falkirk Archives are also located here, with the search room occupying the House's Victorian library.

With an authentic Georgian Kitchen and gift shop, it is set in the nationally-important historic designed landscape of Callendar Park which also contains a section of the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site.  Callendar House Tearoom serves delicious home-cooked breakfasts, lunches and Afternoon Teas.  Afternoon Teas can be pre-booked by calling 01324 506850. 

Please note Callendar House closes on Tuesdays.
 

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

Festive Opening Times

  • 22/12: 10AM-5PM
  • 23/12: 10AM-5PM
  • 24/12: 10AM-3PM
  • 25/12: CLOSED
  • 26/12: CLOSED
  • 27/12: 10AM-5PM
  • 28/12: 10AM-5PM
  • 29/12: 10AM-5PM
  • 30/12: 10AM-5PM
  • 31/12: CLOSED
  • 01/01: CLOSED
  • 02/01: CLOSED
  • 03/01: 10AM-5PM

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 £11.95 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. 

 

 

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, online booking is on it's way very soon. 

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.  Download our accessibility statement for full information.

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