Set in the nationally important historic landscape of Callendar Park which contains a section of the Roman Antonine Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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.
In the restored 1825 Kitchen, costumed interpreters create an exciting interactive experience with samples of early-19th century food providing added taste to stories of working life in a large household.
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 temporary exhibition space. Keep checking our events diary to find out whats on
Callendar House was also recently used as a film location for the hugely popular Outlander TV Series. Visit Scotland has an excellent Outlander Film Location map which you can access here, to download the Outlander map click here. Follow in Jamie and Claire’s footsteps for yourself with this fantastic Outlander audio guide created also by Visit Scotland.
The newly refurbished Callendar House Tearoom offers a bright and airy café experience in Falkirk, why not pop in for coffee and a scone!
For a family day out why not visit the fantastic play park, bring a picnic and enjoy the wide range of facilities which include:
- Bouncy castle
- Children's giant inflatable slide
- Crazy golf
- Swan pedalos (can carry up to two people)* (currently closed)
- Large children's play area
- Play Trail
- Snacks Kiosk
These amenities are seasonal and operate from April - September.The Kiosk is open daily for hot and cold snacks and drinks. Keep checking the Falkirk Community Trust Website for information about the range of events and activities within Callendar House for kids.
As part of the development of Callendar Park, a new Natural Play Trail has been developed. The Natural Play project has focused on creating new, exciting, natural outdoor play within the park centered around a clearly waymarked trail. Providing opportunities for all ages, even adults, to play and exercise in creative and different ways to meet their varying abilities and drives. The result is an inspiring, challenging space for children, their families and carers which helps everyone achieve the recommended 20mins of daily excerise suggested to improve and maintain good health.”
The park is also home to a beautiful undulating par three golf course set in stunning woodland that will test your skills over 9 holes ranging up to 142 yards. There’s a staffed locker room, incorporating a General Purpose room which is available for hire. Clubs and balls are also available for hire.
Stay hydrated while walking or cycling along the park with fresh drinking Scottish water from the recently installed top up tap in the park.
If you are interested in researching your family history Falkirk Archives is located in the oak-panelled Victorian library of Callendar House. For more information about the archive service, opening hours and contact details simply click here. If you are thinking of doing some research into your ancestry Visit Scotland have a full section on their website with handy tips and advice click here to check this out.
To find out more about the Parks within the Falkirk area click on MyPark Scotland