Historic home of the Lairds of Galashiels
Old Gala House
Old Gala House is now closed and will roepen next season. Please visit back to this page to find out the opening dates for 2024.
Set in beautifully maintained grounds near the centre of Galashiels, Old Gala House is an impressive building dating back to 1583. Once home to the Lairds of Galashiels and with over 400 years of history, the house is now a museum and gallery which tells the story of the town and its people along with hosting a vibrant programme of exhibitions and events.
Find out more about our 2023 Exhibitions and Events – CLICK HERE
Your visit is Free. Please Donate to help us keep this unique museum free to everyone. Your donation plays a vital role in helping us to improve our visitor experience.
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Accessing the Museum
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- Open Closed - Closes
- 01896 752 611
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The stunning gardens, complete with SiMBA tree of tranquility, picnic benches, fountain and waterfall. The gardens are maintained by Gala in Bloom volunteers.
There is limited free parking on-site as well as disabled parking. There is disabled access to the ground floor with access with a stairlift to the first floor. There are toilet facilities and baby changing available. Assistance dogs are welcome. There are bike racks and the museum is accessible by public transport. Coach tours are welcome.
Your visit is FREE. Please DONATE.