Falkirk Community Trust
Falkirk was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in Scotland, marked by the founding of the Carron Iron Company in 1759. Objects from the many iron foundries, including patterns, tools, machinery and products form an important part of the collection. The brick making, chemicals, quarrying, woodworking, engineering, and ship building industries are also all represented in our collections.
Our Heritage teams operate at two sites: Callendar House in Falkirk and Kinneil Museum in Bo’ness. The main object collections are housed at the Museum Store with Callendar House providing a base for the Learning team, the Archive and the Archaeology services.
The museum service aims to:
- Document, collect, and preserve the heritage and culture of the area for people now and in the future to engage with and enjoy.
- Programme and promote a range of permanent and temporary exhibitions of local and national significance.
- Work with schools, community groups and local residents through our education and outreach programmes.
- Provide visitors to the area with high quality tourist attractions.