Historic home of the Lairds of Galashiels

Old Gala House


Old Gala House is reopening its doors for the 2024 season on Saturday 22 June 2024! We look forward to welcoming you all back!

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 2024 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

CLICK HERE to view our access statement for full information on accessibility in the Museum.

Plan your visit

Scott and Pringle Rooms only
Wifi access
Free parking
Disabled parking
Disabled toilets
Bike racks
Bus stop on Bank Street, 5 mins walk
Accessible by public transport
Assistance dogs only
Dogs / assistance dogs
Free admission
Partial to first floor
Disabled access
Baby changing facilities
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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.

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Scott Crescent

Galashiels, TD1 3JS

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Opening Times

Old Gala House is now closed until April 2024
  • Monday Closed -
  • Tuesday Closed -
  • Wednesday Closed -
  • Thursday Closed -
  • Friday Closed -
  • Saturday Closed -
  • Sunday Closed -