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Address: Duchess Anne Cottages | Kinneil Estate, Bo'ness EH51 0PR, Scotland
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+44 1506 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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Very interesting museum and site

A small but interesting museum with two interesting Roman sections. Roman fortlet nearby. Also ruin of James Watt's workshop.

Reviewed 29 August 2016
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

A small but interesting museum with two interesting Roman sections. Roman fortlet nearby. Also ruin of James Watt's workshop.

1 Thank KathrynBlue
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Quiet place Very helpful staff. Interesting information and nice walk beside it around Kinnell house. Free as well.

1 Thank Turner62
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Companion to Kinneil House, this little free museum gives you tons of info and has lovely artefacts. Roman camp, ruined church, lost mediaval village... this place has it all

1 Thank Bruno B
Stirling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 November 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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Reviewed 4 November 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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10 reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 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 

1 Thank mangobluestar
Bo'ness, null, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 September 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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Reviewed 13 July 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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Reviewed 20 June 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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Reviewed 17 May 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

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