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Kinneil Museum

Duchess Anne Cottages | Kinneil Estate, Bo'ness EH51 OPR, Scotland
01506 778530
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Ranked #4 of 5 Attractions in Bo'ness
Type: Museums, Historic Sites
Owner description: Kinneil Museum in the 17th century stable block of Kinneil House is the information centre for Kinneil Estate. 2,000 Years of History tells the story... more » Owner description: Kinneil Museum in the 17th century stable block of Kinneil House is the information centre for Kinneil Estate. 2,000 Years of History tells the story of the park from Roman times to the present day. A short walk from the museum takes visitors to the Antonine Wall (World Heritage Site), a Roman fortlet, a medieval Church and the site of the medieval village, Kinneil House and James Watt's cottage. Open Monday-Saturday: 12.30-4.00pm « less
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Torphichen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Will have to visit again without my twin boys (aged 4) as didnt get chance to look at/read things properly. Staff very friendly and helpful. Also visited the House as it was an 'open day' and found it very interesting and worth planning a future visit.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
76 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Well worth the visit to this interesting estate. Keep your eyes open for some of the extra attractions that appear here from time to time during summer holidays. Staff friendly and helpful

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Killearn, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Just returned from a fantastic day out at Kinneil House/Museum/Estate. Our first surprise on driving up the avenue was to see the 'Wee Kelpies' as our boys have named them - a small version of The Kelpies installed to celebrate the launch of the John Muir Way. We enjoyed a walk round the estate before a tour of Kinneil House,... More

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

very nice day out.so much to see,lots of walks as well,must visit museum first,they are ever so helpful and tell you what to look out for.on your walk and the information you need,very friendly.

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Bo,ness
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

From the friendlyness of the Kinneil Trust and Historic Scotland to the Museum Shop. All I can say is try this venue out. You,ll enjoy it.

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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Fantastic little Museum with lovely staff telling you about the history of Kinneil House and the Estate as well as the history of Bo'ness [Borrowstounness]. This museum is tucked away and is open monday-saturday 12:30 - 4:00pm. Poor signage to the Estate but the WoW factor is there when you enter into the Avenue. Worth a visit. The House is... More

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Meek5968
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31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Loved Kinneil House and the museum is nice if a bit limited

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Glenrothes
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

The house dates from the 16th century. It has connections with the Dukes of Hamilton during the 16th and 17th centuries. It was in one of the cottages here that James Watt built the first large scale steam engine. His workshop can be seen. The museum is small and contains some Roman remains retrieved from the Antonine Wall that once... More

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falkirk
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

This is a tiny museum but that is made up for by the very welcoming lady that works there. She was full of local knowledge and spoke to us at length about things to do in the area.

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Edinburgh, UK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2011 via mobile

Took my kids aged 6 and 4.Really friendly staff encouraged us to learn interesting things. Whatsmore there is a lovely park,woodland and Antonio wall next to it.

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