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Historic home of the Lairds of Galashiels

Old Gala House

Overview

We can’t wait to see you when we open on Saturday 25 June 2022!

Book your FREE museum tickets HERE!

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.

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.

New for 2022, Old Gala House is re-opening with a fresh new approach and an exciting range of exhibitions. Our ‘Summer of Art’ fair opens across two galleries and features original artworks, ceramics, furniture and jewellery from a variety of artists and makers. The work will evolve across the run of the fair so there will always be something new to see.

Our good friends at The Old Gala Club are ‘Taking to the Water’ this season with an interesting look at the part the Gala Water has played in the town’s history and industry. The story is told using photographs and objects form the club’s archives and their exhibitions never fail to surprise!

We are so pleased to be able to have an exhibition of work by artist Ally Wallace created as a response to the architecture of Peter Womersley and, in particular, the nearby Netherdale Stadium. His observational drawings and 3D pieces form an informative and intriguing insight into the artist’s architectural interests.

Later in the season we look forward to welcoming The Galashiels Studio Club back for their much anticipated annual exhibition of work from members and their invited guest artists. This is always a vibrant show with a great range of work across many mediums, always something for everyone to enjoy.

Running alongside this will be our first ever solo exhibition of new work by local artist Deborah Fallas which is sure to delight visitors with her bright and bold paintings.

To find out more about our 2022 exhibitions and events click here.

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Plan your visit

Scott and Pringle Rooms only
Wifi access
Limited
Free parking
Limited
Disabled parking
Disabled toilets
Toilets
Shop
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
Café
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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

25 June - 1 October 2022
  • Monday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sunday Closed -

Saturday 25 June – Saturday 1 October 2022

Monday 10:00 – 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 – 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 – 16:00
Thursday 10:00 – 16:00
Friday 10:00 – 16:00
Saturday 10:00 – 16:00