The Romans built the Antonine Wall here, which bisected the district, and they left
a wealth of archaeological evidence.
There are artefacts and biological specimens from the period before 1707, which
provide evidence of the cultural history of the peoples that have lived in the area.
Falkirk Museums also produce detailed site records and maintain a register
of archaeological and historic sites, structures and find-sites within Falkirk district.
There is a significant collection of nineteenth and twentieth century ceramics from
both Dunmore and Bo’ness.
The visual arts collection currently consists of documentary views and portraits
connected with the locality.
Contemporary art works, sculptures and design by established and emerging artists
with connections to the area are also included. They include artists Elizabeth Blackadder,
Alan Davie and Mark I’Anson.
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.
The textile collection contains uniforms relating to the military, police and various
There are children’s, men's and women’s clothes and domestic textiles, such as tablecloths,
as well as flags, banners and quilts.
A significant collection of 1930s-1980s women’s clothing was donated in 1996.
Objects tell the story of domestic life in the area and its supporting network of
shops, banks, schools, hospitals and other services.
They include utensils required for the kitchen, toys, sporting equipment and clothing.
Items that reflect contemporary life are also collected.