Through wars, rebellions and the industrial revolution, Callendar House has played host to many great historical figures over the centuries, including Mary, Queen of Scots, Cromwell and Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Callendar House dates from the 14th century. It is set in the nationally-important historic designed landscape of Callendar Park, which also contains a section of the Antonine Wall 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 on the ground floor 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.
Callendar House also boasts a Tearoom with stunning parkland views serving a range of breakfast, lunch, and light snack options. And a visit isn't complete without stopping by the Gift Shop to have a look at our range of items from bespoke local made products, to kits and crafts for kids.
Falkirk Archives are also based here with the search room occupying the House's Victorian library which is open Monday to Friday to explore their range of fascinating records and images.
Callendar House is set within the breath-taking Callendar Park covering over 170 acres with history dating back to the construction of the Antonine Wall in 142AD. The woodland and gardens host a number of interesting historical features including an Aboretum, Ornamental Gardens, and a family Mausoleum. It's also home to three par golf course, set over nine holes, a large children's play park, and a variety of seasonal outdoor activities.