Callendar House
venue Historical Museum Gallery

Callendar House

  • General Info
  • Book Your Visit
  • Tearoom & Afternoon Tea
  • Exhibitions
  • Getting Here
  • Archives
  • Accessibility
  • Callendar Park,
    Falkirk,
    FK1 1YR
  • Free Parking
  • Cafe
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Free Entry
Opening hours
Callendar House
Open Today 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 15:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Monday 10:00 - 17:00

Please be aware that restoration work is being carried out on the turrets at Callendar House and it will cause some disruption to access for the next 2 weeks from 1 April 2022.

There is access as normal up the stairs and in the front door of the tearoom. The lift will also still be in operation. Wheelchair users will be required to use a different route to normal, but will be directed by staff.  Access to the Roman Gallery will also be limited during this period.

Callendar House is the perfect day out for the whole family! Take a stroll around the beautiful park, grab some delicious food to take away, stop in at the tearoom for a cuppa 'n' cake or book in for a delicious Afternoon Tea. You can explore the house, our exhibitions, the Georgian Kitchen and stock up on some pressies at the gift shop on your way out, free entry too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entry to the house remains free and you no longer need to pre-book your visit. You can however book in advance for our delicious Afternoon Tea and a table in the Tea Room. You can book online below or by calling us on 01324 506850. 

If you plan to visit the house please make sure you book in advance below: 

Booking and Info

Our Tearoom serves scrumptious food and you can also enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea in the stunning surroundings of the Drawing Room, over looking the splendour of Callendar Park.
Besides a selection of Teas and Coffees, you’ll tuck into treat after treat including freshly prepared sandwiches, mouth-watering home baked scones with preserve and scrumptious cakes. 

 

Walk ins welcome for the Tearoom but please pre book your afternoon teas in our drawing room.

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.

Afternoon tea from just £14.95 for adults and £7.50 for our kids mini tea

Make sure you book in advance, click here for Afternoon Tea 

Booking Information

From 29th January, Falkirk Community Trust welcomes two new fantastic exhibitions to Callendar House – Stories of the Past and The Graphic Novel World of Metafrog, celebrating Scotland’s Year of Storytelling 2022.

The first new exhibition, called Stories of our Past, celebrates Falkirk’s history and residents gone by. Featuring items that are part of Callendar House’s museum collection and owned by Falkirk Council, each object has its own past and story to tell - some happy and some sad.

 

Highlights of the exhibition include the story of Saxon De Milo, a local strongman and also John Smith who was a master violin maker.  Find out who spent their entire wage on a handbag and matching snakeskin shoes, then who wore those evening gowns and where did they go in them.

The second new exhibition, The Graphic Novel World of Metafrog, is by award-winning artists and duo Sandra Marrs and John Chalmers, featuring their illustrations from comics and graphic novels. The illustrations include adaptations of poetry, fairy tales and comic book stories, making it a great day out for the whole family.  There are 55 pieces of original art, prints and artifacts on show, as well as artwork and prints for sale within Callendar House.  The exhibition runs until the 17th of April.

Both exhibitions within Callendar House are free to visit and are open every day except Tuesday, 10am – 4pm.

 

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

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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