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Address: Duchess Anne Cottages | Kinneil Estate, Bo'ness EH51 0PR, Scotland
Phone Number: 01506 778530

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

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

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A hidden gem

I wish there were more museums like this. It is warm and welcoming and you get a real feel for the history of the locality.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2015
Stirling, United Kingdom
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

I wish there were more museums like this. It is warm and welcoming and you get a real feel for the history of the locality.

Thank Colin413
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This little museum is enjoyable to look around and the staff are always friendly and chatty, and know the subject too. The history of Bo'ness is all here, way back and recent. The first time I visited I didn't have time to see it all, so I went back and spent a couple of hours there, checking out the details.... More 

Thank Melanie O
Polmont, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

There are some amazing old drawings on the interior walls which were preserved and still quite legible - its a fine old mansion with a fascinating history, but a lot was sadly destroyed so there is not so much to see now other than the beautiful exterior of the building, Its definitely worth a visit if not too far away... More 

Thank mangobluestar
Bo'ness, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Well laid out,, & child friendly!! the exhibits were great & staff were fab with the kids.. the film was really good..

1 Thank Karene G
Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Wonderful new layout in the museum. Lots of different things to see - the film of the Fair is great, lots of local people interacting. The Friends of Kinneil also have a pop-up cafe open on the days the House is open to the Public.

2 Thank Cate1405
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Well worth a visit when you come to Bo'ness,the history of the town is really interesting and well illustrated here.

Thank Douglas B
Poznan, Poland
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157 reviews
84 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you happen to be nearby and like walking it is a nice place for you. The house, contrary to what it promises on pictures is just an empty shell with an interesting history. To the front are lawns ideal for functions and beyond there is the “estate”: dark mature coniferous wood to the left, grassland in the middle and... More 

Thank kwiewiorowski
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We visited on a day that only the grounds and museum were open. The museum film show gave us a glimpse of the history of the place but did not show a great deal of the painted walls and ceilings inside the house that saved it from demolition. The children's exhibits, demonstrating how the Roman weapons worked were good. There... More 

1 Thank Jo F
Torphichen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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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.

Thank Julia M
Stirling, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
82 attraction reviews
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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

Thank charlietiler

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