Museums - Old Gala House

Old Gala House
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
01896 752611
Venue hire
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.
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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
Opening times
Old Gala House opening times
Exhibiting Space
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.
Museums and Galleries Guide
Museums and Galleries Guide
Access and facilities
There is disabled access to the ground floor, disabled parking, toilets, baby changing and a hearing loop. Assistance dogs are welcome.
Free private car parking at the front of the building. There are bike racks and the museum is accessible by public transport. Coach tours are welcome
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