Have a grand day out at Callendar House in Falkirk. Situated in magnificent park and woodland, Callendar House tells stories of 600 years of Scottish history. Follow in the footsteps of royalty, walk through the corridors of Enlightenment and see history brought to life in the interpretive areas of the house, including the 1825 kitchen with its roaring fire and wonderful aromas.
The 1850s Library houses Falkirk Council's Archive service, where a wealth of material, including photographs of the local area from the 1840s to the present day, electoral roles,family and personal papers and maps and plans can be viewed.
Complete your visit to Callendar House with a browse in our impressively stocked gift shop or sample the delicious fare on offer at The Stables Teashop, which is located next to The Park Gallery. Open daily from 10am – 5pm, the Teashop menu has a range of lunch options, snacks and homebaking.
Archive, Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site
Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday (April - September only) 2pm - 5pm
Last Admission: 4pm
Visit our two permanent exhibitions, "William Forbes's Falkirk", a major state of the art exhibition which will take you on a journey through time from the days of the jacobites to the advent of the railway. "The Story of Callendar House" which traces the story of the house and its occupants from the 11th century to the modern day and the part they played in shaping our nations history.
Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Social History
Your Adventure Starts Here!
- 17 May 2014 10am-5pm
Be prepared for an adventure at this weekend-long mini-festival at Callendar House and Park! There will be fun, free activities for the whole family, indoors and out, so do come prepared for the great Scottish summer weather. A wide range of exciting activities explore nature and the role we can all play in caring for butterflies, bats, badgers, birds and more. Experts will be on hand to answer all those niggling questions you have puzzled over and why not check out our website before you go for tasks to complete, in and around the house? There'll be a box-garden competition for kids and we'll be stepping into the past in our ‘Smelly Wellies to Heavenly High-tops’ exhibition revealing personal stories through the shoes that people wore.