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venue Historical Museum Gallery

Callendar House

  • General Info
  • Book Your Visit
  • Tearoom & Afternoon Tea
  • Exhibitions
  • Getting Here
  • Archives
  • Accessibility
  • Callendar Park,
    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
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 15:00


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 Stories - Views of the Past exhibition, 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. 

We have a reduced capacity to allow for social distancing, there are also hand sanitisers, floor markers and a one way system in place. Customers will be required to wear a mask when entering and moving around but in line with Government guidance can remove them when seated.
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In order to comply with the Scottish Government’s Test and Protect scheme, we ask that visitors pre-book their Afternoon Tea here and if planning a visit to the Tearoom, please pre-book your table here.
Please note tables in our Tearoom are booked for 1 hour and customers must arrive at their booked time slot. Afternoon Tea bookings will have a 1 hour 30 minutes.

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, click here for Afternoon Tea 

*this video is pre-covid. Please see to the left of the screen for our new safety precautions. 

Booking Information

Falkirk Community Trust was saddened to hear of the death of Dame Elizabeth Blackadder yesterday; born in Falkirk, she was one of Scotland’s leading contemporary artists best known for her landscapes, still lifes, and delicate images of flowers and cats. Her work is held in collections across Scotland and beyond including Falkirk’s own art collection and some of these works are currently on display in the Park Gallery in Callendar House as part of the exhibition, Local Heroes.


Local Heroes runs from Sat 26 June to Sun 3 October in the Park Gallery.

Our Stories - Views of the Past runs until Sun 29 August in the Second Floor Galleries.


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


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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