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Museums : Old Gala House

MuseumOld Gala House
DescriptionOld Gala House is a composite building which has been added to and altered over a period of more than 400 years. The house has been a museum site since 1988.
As well as the permanent collection, there are three main spaces which cater for a changing programme of Fine Art and historical exhibitions: the Christopher Boyd Gallery; the Pringle Gallery and Cafe and the Museum Room.
AddressScott Crescent, Galashiels
Telephone01896 752611
Venue hireIt is a very popular venue for meetings and societies - including the Borders Family History Society - and the meeting rooms have all been named after places or families associated with the town of Galashiels. The Scott Room is also a superb setting for many weddings throughout the year. The house and grounds are used annually as the venue for the Graduation celebrations of the Borders campus of Heriot Watt University.
Gift shopA small retail area selling reasonably priced gifts, books and souvenirs is located in the Pringle Cafe.
Education and learningWe are happy to accommodate specially arranged group visits and educational events connected with the venue, collections or exhibitions. For details or to make arrangements, please contact Assistant Curator, Phoebe Stewart 01750 20096
Opening timesMarch to May and September-Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm; June to August-Monday to Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm and Sunday 1.00pm-4.00pm; October-Tuesday to Friday 1.00pm-4.00pm and Saturday-10.00am-4.00pm; Closed Saturday 28 June
Museums and Galleries GuideMuseums and Galleries Guide
Access and facilitiesRamp at the rear of the building for ground floor wheelchair access. Upper level accessed via two separate stairways and disabled access via a stair lift. Toilet facilities, including disabled toilet, are located on the ground floor.
ParkingFree private car parking at the front of the building.
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