Museum

Old Gala House

Galashiels
Free to all
Opening on 22 Jun 2024

Old Gala House showcases a programme of contemporary arts and crafts, combining touring exhibitions with works by artists living in the Scottish Borders.

The Clapperton Room houses permanent displays relating to the life and work of Thomas Clapperton (1879-1962), a Galashiels sculptor with an international reputation.

Visitor information

Address

Old Gala House

Scott Crescent, Galashiels, Scottish Borders, TD1 3JS
01896 752611

Free to all
Temporarily Closed

Opening times

Mon-Sat 10:00am-16:00pm

Closed Sunday

Seasonal opening is from 22 June 2024 to 30 Sept 2024

Exclusions and safety measures

We look forward to welcoming visitors old and new back to Old Gala House.

Old Gala House Museum & Gallery tells the story of the town and its people along with hosting a vibrant programme of exhibitions and events.

New for 2024 is the Old Gala House Pringle Room Artisan gift shop, which sees an exciting selection of arts and crafts from a mix of artists and makers on show and for sale for that special unusual gift. The much anticipated annual exhibitions from local groups; Old Gala Club, this year is looking at the town’s popular 'Bailie' from the 1900s George Hope Tait an influential man and amateur painter; Also Galashiels Studio Club are sure to delight us again with their Annual Art exhibition in the main Gallery followed by another exhibition later in July called 'Threads' from various members of the S.S.A. We also have a new works exhibition by local artist Ann Louise Kieran in The Laird’s Room, else where somewhere else, consisting of drawings, paintings and collage using ink.

The permanent displays include some iconic furniture by the late Tim Stead- along with the gift shop and art exhibitions. Our volunteer gardeners have been working hard throughout the year and you can be sure of seeing a riot of colour whenever you visit. Free wifi is available.

Admission is FREE - donations are appreciated!

Refurbishments

We look forward to welcoming visitors old and new back to Old Gala House Museum & Gallery after what seems like a very long time. The permanent displays have been refreshed and we have some new additions- including some iconic furniture by the late Tim Stead- along with an exciting new art fair and exhibitions. Our volunteer gardeners have been working hard throughout and you can be sure of seeing a riot of colour whenever you visit. There is a small gift shop in the cafe area and free wifi is available.

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