Old 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.
Scott Crescent, Galashiels
It is a very popular venue for meetings and societies 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.
A small retail area selling reasonably priced gifts, books and souvenirs is located in the Pringle Cafe.
Education and learning
We 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 726456
March 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
Laird's Room - Pop up exhibiting space. The Lairds Room is an exciting new "pop up" exhibition space which will showcase artwork and museum exhibitions throughout the season. Pop in regularly to see our ever changing exhibitions. If you would like details about exhibiting in our pop up space please contact Museums Office on 01750 726456.
Ramp 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.
Free private car parking at the front of the building.