Kinneil Museum is located in the 17th century stable block of Kinneil House and acts as an interpretative centre for Kinneil Estate. The exhibition "2000 years of history" tells the story of the park from Roman times to the present day. Antoninus Pius, St Serf, Mary, Queen of Scots and James Watt are among the many historical characters associated with the estate. A short walk from the museum takes visitors to a Roman fortlet, a medieval Church and the site of the medieval village, Kinneil House and James Watt's cottage. Education activities for primary school groups linked to the Antonine Wall and Roman Fortlet are available at this site. For more information contact 01324 503780.
12.30 - 4.00 Monday - Saturday
By road: If you’re travelling from other parts of central Scotland, use the M9 motorway and take the exits to Bo’ness. If you have a satellite navigation device, type in the postcode EH51 0PR to get directions. There is a small car park at the museum and a larger car park at nearby Kinneil Woods, a short walk from the House and Museum. By train: The nearest mainline train station is Linlithgow (the next town). Alternatively, visitors to the Bo’ness and Kinneil Steam Railway (run by the Scottish Railway Preservation Society) can visit Kinneil Estate by getting off the train at “Kinneil Halt”. It’s a 15-20 minute walk from there up to Kinneil House and Museum. By bus: Linlithgow Rail Station and neighbouring towns have good bus connections with Bo’ness. Visit the Traveline Scotland website and use their journey planner to help you find relevant services. By cycle: Kinneil Estate is part of the Round the Forth Cycle Route – National Cycle Route No. 76 – designated by the cycling charity Sustrans. You can access a map of the route through Kinneil on the Sustrans website. By air: Edinburgh Airport is around 13 miles away. You can get a bus into the city, and then travel back to Bo’ness by train/bus – or by bus. You can also get a taxi to Bo’ness.
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Facilities and services
- Children's play area
- Public car park
- Gardens open to public
- Cinema/film screening facilities
- Education facilities available
Toilets: There are toilets within Kinneil Museum. There’s also a disabled toilet at entrance to old walled garden in Kinneil Estate (RADAR kay required) and a ‘Superloo’ toilet just off Provost Road, beside the larger car park at Kinneil Woods. Access: Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome within Kinneil Museum. There is no disabled access to the upper floor of the museum, but alternative interpretation on the ground floor for visitors to enjoy. Refreshments: Kinneil Museum sells sweets, fruit juice and tea and coffee to enjoy on site. It also supplies free chilled water. There are also cafes/restaurants in Bo’ness and Linlithgow town centres, a short drive away. More information on the wider Kinneil Estate, surrounding the Museum, is available at http://www.kinneil.org.uk
- Primary school education service available
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