Falkirk Heritage

Falkirk Heritage The official page for Callendar House and Kinneil Museum. Run by Falkirk Community Trust this page has the most up-to-date news, events, competitions and offers for everything heritage related across the service.
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Callendar House, situated in Callendar Park, boasts not only its permanent displays, but also changing exhibitions in the Park Gallery and Second Floor Gallery, as well as the excellent Tearoom, working Georgian Kitchen, and Falkirk Archives, alongside a programme of seasonal events for all the family. It's also available to hire for events such as weddings, celebrations, and conferences. Kinneil Museum sits in Kinneil Estate, a short walk from Kinneil House, and hosts the permanent exhibition '2000 Years of History'. Follow us on Twitter @FalkirkCultural and Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/fctrust/

Operating as usual

Festive Afternoon Tea is back! What better way to get yourself in the mood for Christmas than with one of our Festive Af...
12/11/2020

Festive Afternoon Tea is back!

What better way to get yourself in the mood for Christmas than with one of our Festive Afternoon Teas, piled high with treat after treat. Available from 21 November. Book online now: https://bit.ly/2Iw32w7

You can also enjoy our Festive Afternoon Tea in the comfort of your home, just call us to order your take away :)

An added reason for visiting Callendar House (as if you needed one!) is all the Christmas goodies waiting to be snapped ...
10/11/2020

An added reason for visiting Callendar House (as if you needed one!) is all the Christmas goodies waiting to be snapped up in the Gift Shop. Please do pre-book your visit https://tinyurl.com/y5r8sbmb

Just had to share this stunning capture of Callendar House & Park by Scotdrone
09/11/2020

Just had to share this stunning capture of Callendar House & Park by Scotdrone

Only 7 weeks until Christmas people!  We have lots of lovely gift ideas at the Helix Visitor Centre and Callendar House ...
06/11/2020

Only 7 weeks until Christmas people! We have lots of lovely gift ideas at the Helix Visitor Centre and Callendar House Gift Shop 🎅

Came across this at the museum store, due to the virus tennis season was short this year but winter tennis is still on t...
04/11/2020

Came across this at the museum store, due to the virus tennis season was short this year but winter tennis is still on the cards just need to find those shoes with the extra grip now.

Have you tried a Callendar House Bake Away? Choose from a slightly reduced menu and enjoy a take away from Falkirk's fam...
03/11/2020

Have you tried a Callendar House Bake Away? Choose from a slightly reduced menu and enjoy a take away from Falkirk's famous house. This can be accessed by ordering at the new entrance left of the main door, with payment and pick up at the Gift Shop. Try it today!

Today is #PurpleTuesday; a national day of action focusing on the customer experience for disabled people. Falkirk Commu...
03/11/2020

Today is #PurpleTuesday; a national day of action focusing on the customer experience for disabled people. Falkirk Community Trust is dedicated to providing the best customer experience and providing accessible offerings to all our customers. Find out more: https://tinyurl.com/y6mgd537
#Scotland #Disabilities #Inclusive #Tourism #Experiences

With everyone getting into cycling we think we need to bring this back, not sure how you socially distance but… This gre...
02/11/2020

With everyone getting into cycling we think we need to bring this back, not sure how you socially distance but… This great picture is of the first Quad Cycle team to do 1 mile in under 2 minutes in Scotland, at Celtic Park World Championships, 1887.

A Halloween teaser for you!  Can anyone guess where this spooky place is? 🎃☠️🧟‍♀️
31/10/2020

A Halloween teaser for you! Can anyone guess where this spooky place is? 🎃☠️🧟‍♀️

Grab yourself one of these spooktastic Halloween cakes this weekend!  All freshly baked at Callendar House Tearoom. 😋👻🎃
31/10/2020

Grab yourself one of these spooktastic Halloween cakes this weekend! All freshly baked at Callendar House Tearoom. 😋👻🎃

Only 8 weeks until Christmas!  We have lots of lovely gift ideas at the Helix Visitor Centre and Callendar House Gift Sh...
30/10/2020

Only 8 weeks until Christmas! We have lots of lovely gift ideas at the Helix Visitor Centre and Callendar House Gift Shop so pop along for a browse!

During the pandemic some people have been using the lack of going out as an excuse to dress up for meals in. So why not ...
29/10/2020

During the pandemic some people have been using the lack of going out as an excuse to dress up for meals in. So why not get your hat box dusted off and glam up for dinner. Anyone remember buying an gems at Zuill and Stewarts?

Yippee!  We'll be serving up Afternoon Teas this weekend from 12 noon.  We've still a few spaces left.  If you feel in n...
28/10/2020

Yippee! We'll be serving up Afternoon Teas this weekend from 12 noon. We've still a few spaces left. If you feel in need of a sweet treat, book here https://tinyurl.com/y5r34hzu

A oldie but a goodie from the archives today. A wonderful postcard showing a Carron Line ship passing under the Forth Ra...
26/10/2020

A oldie but a goodie from the archives today. A wonderful postcard showing a Carron Line ship passing under the Forth Rail Bridge. If it is heading home, or off on new adventures, is for you to decide.

Happy Saturday!Hope to see you all soon :)
24/10/2020

Happy Saturday!

Hope to see you all soon :)

We are delighted to announce the re-opening of Kinneil Museum on Saturday 24 October!We've missed you, come along soon a...
23/10/2020

We are delighted to announce the re-opening of Kinneil Museum on Saturday 24 October!

We've missed you, come along soon and visit us :)

https://tinyurl.com/y6nz3atf

We like to talk about the good old days but we forget that they didn’t have antibiotics, indoor toilets or Bake Away at ...
22/10/2020

We like to talk about the good old days but we forget that they didn’t have antibiotics, indoor toilets or Bake Away at Callendar House ..

We found this great picture in the archives of an Edwardian picnic on a loch. Looks ideal if you want to recreate this -...
20/10/2020

We found this great picture in the archives of an Edwardian picnic on a loch. Looks ideal if you want to recreate this - why not try Bake Away take away from Callendar House? The boat is optional...

If you are looking to explore the local area during the October holidays, why not pop along to Kinneil Estate where you ...
19/10/2020
Kinneil Estate and Museum

If you are looking to explore the local area during the October holidays, why not pop along to Kinneil Estate where you can explore using our free to download quiz 👀 https://tinyurl.com/y5txwzg4

Latest news: Kinneil Estate is a treasure trove of interesting historical artifacts. Our volunteer photographer Oscar has helped us create this ‘delightful details’ quiz sheet which you can use to test your knowledge of the site if you are a regular visitor, or use to explore and appreciate the ...

16/10/2020
Falling Leaves

We love Autumn so here is a little celebration of leaves!

As of tomorrow (14 October) if you're out walking in the park and fancy a wee treat, why not try our new Bake Away takea...
13/10/2020

As of tomorrow (14 October) if you're out walking in the park and fancy a wee treat, why not try our new Bake Away takeaway service? Teas, coffees, hot chocolates, filled breakfast rolls and of course, the Callendar House scone, will be freshly prepared ready for you to take away and enjoy in the autumnal splendour of the Park.

Yum!  Who's missed cake at Callendar House? Book your slot online at https://tinyurl.com/y3jtsxts or just give us a call...
12/10/2020

Yum! Who's missed cake at Callendar House? Book your slot online at https://tinyurl.com/y3jtsxts or just give us a call on 01324 506850 and hotfoot it down to Callendar House Tearoom which reopens this Wednesday 14/10!

We’re delighted to announce that the Tea Room at Callendar House is opening 14 October! Come along for some delicious go...
09/10/2020

We’re delighted to announce that the Tea Room at Callendar House is opening 14 October! Come along for some delicious goodies and a good cuppa. Advance booking is required, you can do this online now https://tinyurl.com/y3jtsxts or just give us a call on 01324 506850.

More info: https://tinyurl.com/y2ofb794

Now that the days are getting shorter these guys come back into their own but don’t they look different when they are no...
09/10/2020

Now that the days are getting shorter these guys come back into their own but don’t they look different when they are not buried in the road? You may wonder why this is in the museum collection but as well as “old stuff”, we collect modern items that will become the future's past. When we all buzzing about in self driving cars do we think these will still exist?

Have you tried the Falkirk Explored app? This new, free app for Android and iOs phones will guide you to the best assets...
08/10/2020

Have you tried the Falkirk Explored app? This new, free app for Android and iOs phones will guide you to the best assets of the Falkirk area, from heritage and parks, to the best local businesses. The app also features an audio guide, to help you discover the stories behind some of the most important local heritage sites. Falkirk Explored was developed in collaboration with local history research groups and in consultation with members of the public.

Now that the gyms are open anyone heading off to pump some iron? At the museum store we have been using these cast iron ...
07/10/2020

Now that the gyms are open anyone heading off to pump some iron? At the museum store we have been using these cast iron dumbells made at by the Carron Company to keep in shape.

Join us on Wed 7 October for an online talk event exploring walking initiatives in the Falkirk area and the Firth of For...
05/10/2020
Active citizenship and environmental action in Falkirk

Join us on Wed 7 October for an online talk event exploring walking initiatives in the Falkirk area and the Firth of Forth. The event will host talks by @scottishwildlifetrust, @innerforthlandscape, and other inspiring local projects. Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3ihQsfV

Online talk exploring walking initiatives of environmental action in the Falkirk area and the Firth of Forth, in the time of COVID-19

Falkirk Parks
29/09/2020
Falkirk Parks

Falkirk Parks

If you or your family like to mountain bike over Kinneil Trails please consider taking part in this fundraising challenge to help the White Lady Mountain Bike Group raise some much needed funds for general maintenance and future development.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/kinneiltrails

Address

Callendar House Callendar Park Falkirk FK1 1YR
Falkirk
FK1 1YR

General information

Central Box Office and information: 01324 506850 (Mon - Sat, 9:30-16:45) Freepost RSSR-SGEA-KRKT The Steeple High Street Falkirk FK1 1NW

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

01324 503770

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By popular demand - latest addition to the Falkirk Local History Society webpage:
I walk round the dams regularly and wondered what it looked like before so i did this in minecraft from what old maps and photos i could find on the net as (was shocked at how few there are for a 300+ year old company ) . there is a high degree of artistic licence took a good couple of weeks.
I have just found a reference to someone being fined ten Scots pounds in 1647 "for their absense in Ryding of the said nobill earle his fair of Falkirk haldine at the burgh thairof upone the first day of Maij instant" [The Falkirk & Callendar Regality Court Book 129.8] I thought riding the boundaries was a Borders practice, and I wondered what the above referred to. Please can anyone help?
Mausoleum Wall
Mausoleum Wall
Just heard that burtons in falkirk to close in January as the owners of the building want to sell it, I'm worried about what's going to happen to the time warp rooms upstairs, will they get ripped out and that'll mean we will loose yet another part of falkirks history
Are you an ex-employee of Falcon Catering Equipment (that became Falcon Foodservice Equipment)? 2019 is the 200th anniversary and we're trying to gather material to put together an exhibit to mark the occasion. Please respond in the comments if you have anything that might be included.
One Weekend In Falkirk 2018 A festival of spoken word and music, held in January, designed to kick off the new year as we mean to continue. Here’s the full list of events: THU 25 - Sun 28 JAN Seagull Trust Art Exhibition [Art/craft] Modern Art gallery, Howgate Shopping Centre, High Street, Falkirk FREE Entry THU 25 JAN, 7 - 9.30PM Rooftop Writers: Women With Fierce Words Takeover! [Writing/Workshop/Spoken Word] The Old Co-op Studios, 169 High Street, Falkirk (above CEX) FREE (donations welcomed) FRI 26 JAN, 7 - 9pm Rooftop Writers: New Year Night In [Spoken Word] Mollie’s at The York Cafe, 179 High Street, Falkirk FREE (donations welcomed) SAT 27 JAN, 1.30 - 4pm An Exchange of Words - 4 [Spoken Word/Music] Coffee On Wooer, 2-4 Wooer Street, Falkirk FREE (donations welcomed) SAT 27 JAN, 5 - 6pm The Acoustic Hour with Lewis White (The Nickajack Men) [Music] Mollie’s at The York Cafe, 179 High Street, Falkirk FREE (donations welcomed) SAT 27 JAN, 7 - 9pm A Very Peculiar Burns' Supper - 4 [Spoken Word/Music] Mollie’s at The York Cafe, 179 High Street, Falkirk FREE (donations welcomed) SUN 28 JAN, 5 - 7pm Ashworth & Campbell: Unplugged! with Scott Ashworth and Graeme Campbell [Music] The Acoustic Cafe, 7 Melville Lane, Falkirk FREE (donations welcomed) We hope to see you and your friends at some of the events! #oneweekendinfalkirk Facebook.com/@oneweekendinfalkirk
I am looking for a contact name/telephone number/email address for the Falkirk Traditional Music Project. Can anybody help?