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Callendar House

Afternoon Tea is currently closed

  • 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
Closed Now
  • 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

In order to comply with the Scottish Government’s Test and Protect scheme, we ask that visitors pre-book their free visit online, please also pre-book your table at the Tea Room here.

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. 

Toilets are 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 and if you're planning to eat in the Tea Room please book your table here. 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.

Afternoon Tea will be available from 1 November, 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. 

Related Events

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

Our Tearoom is currently open and serving scrumptious food and from 1st November you can 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. 
Guidance
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. 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 longer time slot.

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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