Kinneil Museum

Photo of Kinneil Museum

Kinneil Museum is located in the 17th century stable building of Kinneil House.

On its ground floor, redesigned and reopened in Spring 2015, is the story of Bo'ness town, built on Roman remains, once identified with maritime trade and industry, and now valued for its architecture and its remarkable annual Fair.

The upper floor gallery serves as an interpretation centre for Kinneil Estate, with its House built by the Dukes of Hamilton and its associations with famous names from Scottish history, Mary Queen of Scots and James Watt among them.

The Estate contains part of the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site and one of its fortlets, the site of the deserted Kinneil medieval village of which only a ruined church remains, and a section of the John Muir Way opened in 2014.

For schools, Kinneil Museum is particularly useful for studying the Romans, local history and understanding the environment. Activity guides are available. Visit Heritage Learning for more information on how to book a school visit.

Events at Kinneil Museum

A listing of upcoming events
Event Time
Saturday, 29th August 2015
Last admission to House 2:30pm. Museum open 12:30-4:00pm.
12:00
Saturday, 19th September 2015
Last admission to House 2:30pm. Museum open 12:30-4:00pm.
12:00
Saturday, 31st October 2015
Last admission to House 2:30pm. Museum open 12:30-4:00pm.
12:00

Opening hours

Currently open
Monday 12:30 16:00
Tuesday 12:30 16:00
Wednesday 12:30 16:00
Thursday 12:30 16:00
Friday 12:30 16:00
Saturday 12:30 16:00

Contact us

Kinneil Museum
Duchess Anne Cottages
Kinneil Estate
Bo'ness
EH51 0PR

01506 778530

See also

Last updated: 27 May 2015 at 11:26