Linlithgow Museum

Linlithgow Museum Learn about the rich history of Linlithgow at our Five Star Museum! Linlithgow Museum opened in 2019 and is run by Linlithgow Heritage Trust (LHT), a volunteer-led charity who previously operated Annet House and Garden Museum on the High Street.

Linlithgow Heritage Trust gratefully acknowledges the key funding and support provided by the following organisations: The National Heritage Lottery Fund, Museums Galleries Scotland, West Lothian Council and West Lothian LEADER Programme. We would also like to thank our many other individual funders, donors and supporters.

Operating as usual

If you’re free on Sunday and looking for some Roman malarkey!~Alison
18/09/2021

If you’re free on Sunday and looking for some Roman malarkey!
~Alison

Looking for another free guided walk idea this Sunday afternoon, 19 September? The well-known and engaging Geoff Bailey, district archaeologist at Falkirk Heritage Falkirk Community Trust, has been in touch for help to publicise a walk he is leading on The Antonine Wall at Rough Castle Roman Fort. Geoff is one of the foremost authorities on the Wall and on so many other aspects of our local history and built heritage.

Walk from Lock 16 starting at the Union Inn to Rough Castle, returning via the woodland walk to the Falkirk Wheel and then along the towpath of the Forth & Clyde Canal. The Wall at Watling Lodge is well preserved and the fort is the best surviving earthwork on the frontier. Guide: Geoff Bailey. Meet at 2pm, no booking required: starting-point is Union Inn, Lock 16, Camelon FK1 4QU.

The date marks the birthday of the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius who commissioned the Wall, and forms part of the Falkirk area's Roman week.

Archaeology Scotland Falkirk Libraries Dig It

15/09/2021

Do you have a couple of hours to spare a week or at a weekend? Why not come and join our fab team of Volunteers.

You’ll meet new people, learn new skills and support our exciting new museum in the heart of the town. Full volunteer and Covid secure training will be given.

To find out more please contact our Communities Co-ordinator
Julia Branch at [Email address hidden] or visit our website www.linlithgowmuseum.org/help

Photos from West Lothian Council - Museums and Local History's post
13/09/2021

Photos from West Lothian Council - Museums and Local History's post

Does anyone know Rosie? Her hat is safe and sound in the museum office 👒. #lostandfound
13/09/2021

Does anyone know Rosie? Her hat is safe and sound in the museum office 👒. #lostandfound

Does anyone know Rosie? Her hat is safe and sound in the museum office 👒. #lostandfound

If you cannot visit us in person this Doors Open Days you can take part online!Join our curator Matt Hume and find out a...
11/09/2021

If you cannot visit us in person this Doors Open Days you can take part online!
Join our curator Matt Hume and find out about some of his favourite objects in the museum.
https://www.linlithgowmuseum.org/online-exhibitions

#DoorsOpenDay #DOD2021 #WestLothian

If you cannot visit us in person this Doors Open Days you can take part online!
Join our curator Matt Hume and find out about some of his favourite objects in the museum.
https://www.linlithgowmuseum.org/online-exhibitions

#DoorsOpenDay #DOD2021 #WestLothian

Take two! Fingers crossed we have no tech issues this week.Susan is hopefully going to join Good Day Live in Sacremento ...
09/09/2021

Take two! Fingers crossed we have no tech issues this week.

Susan is hopefully going to join Good Day Live in Sacremento America shortly to talk about our Star Trek connection #StarTrek #beammeupscotty

Take two! Fingers crossed we have no tech issues this week.

Susan is hopefully going to join Good Day Live in Sacremento America shortly to talk about our Star Trek connection #StarTrek #beammeupscotty

09/09/2021

Hatton (or Haltoun) House near Wilkieston was one of the oldest mansions in the Lothians. There had been a house there since at least 1290, and by 1453 there was a fortified house important enough to be besieged by King James II. Hatton remained a moderately-sized castle until Charles Maitland inherited it on the death of his father-in-law in 1675. Maitland was the son of the Earl of Lauderdale and he started to expand the house to make it into a residence fit for the nobility. It was extended even further by his son John. The Lauderdales sold the house in 1792, and by 1850 part of the house had been pulled down and the grounds were becoming overgrown. It began to be restored from 1859, and Lord Aberdour, who took it over in 1870, turned it back into a proper stately home.

In 1915 Hatton was bought by William Whitelaw. The Whitelaw family made their fortune in the ironworks of Lanarkshire, and they became a dynasty of MPs and successful businessmen, William Whitelaw of Hatton was involved with several railway companies, most notably as the first chairman of the LNER. He died at Hatton in 1946.

In 1947 the house was bought by an Edinburgh accountant, but in 1952 it was completely gutted by fire. The ruins were demolished in 1955, but some of the estate buildings survive, including two pavilions and the entrance gates.

This postcard view shows Hatton around the time when William Whitelaw bought the house. It shows how it combines a traditional Scottish style with the decorative Renaissance elements of the 17th century.

We had our first school visit today since reopening!Linlithgow Bridge Primary School had a great time doing our museum q...
08/09/2021

We had our first school visit today since reopening!

Linlithgow Bridge Primary School had a great time doing our museum quiz and handling objects from our shoe making collection in our community space.

If your school would like to visit us please get in touch.

We had our first school visit today since reopening!

Linlithgow Bridge Primary School had a great time doing our museum quiz and handling objects from our shoe making collection in our community space.

If your school would like to visit us please get in touch.

Woohoo! Our Antiques Fair is back! 23 October 2021. 10am till 4pm. At a *NEW* location this year - Queen Margaret Hall. ...
08/09/2021

Woohoo! Our Antiques Fair is back! 23 October 2021.

10am till 4pm.

At a *NEW* location this year - Queen Margaret Hall.

£1 admission fee (proceeds go to supporting our lovely Museum).

Can't wait to see you!

#antiques #antiquesfair #antique #antiquesscotland #antiquesfairscotland #Scotland #history #scottishhistory #Linlithgow #westlothian #linlithgowpalace

Woohoo! Our Antiques Fair is back! 23 October 2021.

10am till 4pm.

At a *NEW* location this year - Queen Margaret Hall.

£1 admission fee (proceeds go to supporting our lovely Museum).

Can't wait to see you!

#antiques #antiquesfair #antique #antiquesscotland #antiquesfairscotland #Scotland #history #scottishhistory #Linlithgow #westlothian #linlithgowpalace

Susan is about to be a super star!She is about to join Good Day Live in Sacremento America to talk about our Star Trek c...
02/09/2021

Susan is about to be a super star!
She is about to join Good Day Live in Sacremento America to talk about our Star Trek connection #StarTrek #beammeupscotty

Update: unfortunately there were tech issues so thus didn't go ahead. Fingers crossed we can reschedule.

Susan is about to be a super star!
She is about to join Good Day Live in Sacremento America to talk about our Star Trek connection #StarTrek #beammeupscotty

Update: unfortunately there were tech issues so thus didn't go ahead. Fingers crossed we can reschedule.

Morning all! I had a lovely walk up past Williamscraig this morning. I passed this stone in a field and of course google...
27/08/2021

Morning all! I had a lovely walk up past Williamscraig this morning. I passed this stone in a field and of course googled. According to Canmore, it’s known locally as The Witches Stone. I’m currently listening to the Witches of Scotland podcasts (it you’re not listening, do!) and so am keen to learn more about any local witch tales. Anyone know anything about this stone and why it’s sometimes been called that?
And remember, they weren’t witches, they were just folk!
~Alison

Morning all! I had a lovely walk up past Williamscraig this morning. I passed this stone in a field and of course googled. According to Canmore, it’s known locally as The Witches Stone. I’m currently listening to the Witches of Scotland podcasts (it you’re not listening, do!) and so am keen to learn more about any local witch tales. Anyone know anything about this stone and why it’s sometimes been called that?
And remember, they weren’t witches, they were just folk!
~Alison

21/08/2021

Do you have a couple of hours to spare a week? Why not come and join our fab team of school volunteers.

You’ll meet new people, learn new skills and support our exciting museum in the heart of the town. Schools Activities Volunteers will support the museum by creating and delivering activities aimed at schools. Initially volunteers will work remotely and this role requires a PVG/Disclosure Check.

To find out more please contact our Communities Co-ordinator
Julia Branch at [email protected] or visit our website www.linlithgowmuseum.org/help

Our interactives are now back! We still have spaces to visit this weekend. Give us a call on 01506 670 677.
21/08/2021

Our interactives are now back!
We still have spaces to visit this weekend. Give us a call on 01506 670 677.

Our interactives are now back!
We still have spaces to visit this weekend. Give us a call on 01506 670 677.

18/08/2021

Do you have a couple of hours to spare a week? Are you interested in digital museum learning? Why not come and join our fab team of volunteers.

The museum wants to create engaging online learning opportunities for schools and families linked to the museum collection. We are looking for enthusiastic and creative volunteers with digital/IT skills to help us take this forward. Can you help?

You’ll learn new skills, gain experience of the museum sector and support our independent museum in the heart of the town.

To find out more please contact our Communities Co-ordinator
Julia Branch at [Email address hidden] or visit our website www.linlithgowmuseum.org/help

15/08/2021

Do you have a couple of hours to spare a week or at a weekend? Why not come and join our fab team of Volunteers.

You’ll meet new people, learn new skills and support our exciting new museum in the heart of the town. Full volunteer and Covid secure training will be given.

To find out more please contact our Communities Co-ordinator
Julia Branch at [Email address hidden] or visit our website www.linlithgowmuseum.org/help

05/08/2021

Almond Valley Bridge under construction. The bridge was completed in 1972 and went on to win a Constrado award recognising it as one of the best designed steel structures completed in Britain that year.

05/08/2021

Looking for something to do this weekend? We still have spaces available to visit the museum! Give us a call on the day or book in advance via our website.

29/07/2021
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Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend?
Pop-in to the museum and do our free LEGO scavenger hunt!

Give us a call so we know to expect you on 01506 670 677.

This is favourite walk of mine- can’t wait to see the new information board. Well done to all at the Civic Trust.~ Aliso...
28/07/2021

This is favourite walk of mine- can’t wait to see the new information board. Well done to all at the Civic Trust.
~ Alison

Morning! Here’s another great video from Martin Burns of our bonny town. 1850- 1920. Enjoy.~Alison
27/07/2021
Linlithgow in Pictures. 1850-1920

Morning! Here’s another great video from Martin Burns of our bonny town. 1850- 1920.
Enjoy.
~Alison

A video compilation, set to music, of photographs of Linlithgow showing how the town looked and changed between 1850 and 1920.

23/07/2021

Free this weekend? Pop in and say 'Hi' to Mary!

Give us a call to check availability on 01506 670 677.

This is just so wonderful! Created by Martin Burns and Barry Mullholland, it shows the town in the 1960’s. A beautiful f...
21/07/2021
Linlithgow in the 1960s

This is just so wonderful! Created by Martin Burns and Barry Mullholland, it shows the town in the 1960’s. A beautiful film. ❤️🎥
~Alison

A compilation of photographs of Linlithgow, Scotland in the 1960s.

Free today or tomorrow? We still have spaces to visit this weekend. Give us a call to arrange your visit.
17/07/2021

Free today or tomorrow? We still have spaces to visit this weekend. Give us a call to arrange your visit.

Did you know we are happy to take phone bookings on the day?
Give us a call on 01506 670 677 to arrange your visit for Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. #museums #localhistory #linlithgow

Our friends from Mary’s Meanders talking about Scotty today- our future most famous resident! We’ve got his blue plaque ...
16/07/2021
The Ryan Tubridy Show Friday 16 July 2021

Our friends from Mary’s Meanders talking about Scotty today- our future most famous resident! We’ve got his blue plaque in the museum so book up to see it. And we still have our online Scotty exhibition on our website so check that out too.
But obviously after you’ve listened to Emma. 😉
~Alison

The Ryan Tubridy Show is a fast paced entertaining and informative sixty minutes of morning radio.

16/07/2021

Do you have a couple of hours to spare a week or at a weekend? Why not come and join our fab team of Volunteers.

You’ll meet new people, learn new skills and support our exciting new museum in the heart of the town. Full volunteer and Covid secure training will be given.

To find out more please contact our Communities Co-ordinator
Julia Branch at [Email address hidden] or visit our website www.linlithgowmuseum.org/help

12/07/2021

We had a lovely visit from Eddie Anderson at West Lothian News this morning. If you are in Linlithgow at the weekend give us a call to arrange your visit.

Did you know we are happy to take phone bookings on the day?Give us a call on 01506 670 677 to arrange your visit  for F...
10/07/2021

Did you know we are happy to take phone bookings on the day?
Give us a call on 01506 670 677 to arrange your visit for Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. #museums #localhistory #linlithgow

Did you know we are happy to take phone bookings on the day?
Give us a call on 01506 670 677 to arrange your visit for Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. #museums #localhistory #linlithgow

Happy Birthday Highland Folk Museum! 🌟🌟🌟
09/07/2021

Happy Birthday Highland Folk Museum! 🌟🌟🌟

06/07/2021

Until restrictions are lifted we still need to follow current guidelines. Watch this clip to see what we are doing to make everyone's visit safe and enjoyable.
#museums #linlithgow
Visit our website for more information www.linlithgowmuseum.org/open

Photos from Gairloch Museum's post
01/07/2021

Photos from Gairloch Museum's post

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Linlithgow Partnership Centre, High Street
Linlithgow
EH49 7EZ

Opening Hours

Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 1pm - 4pm

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01506 670 677

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Linlithgow Museum Project

The “A New Museum for Royal Linlithgow” project aims to enable community involvement in the development, delivery and interpretation of heritage and provide opportunities for local people to find out about the history of Linlithgow. The new Linlithgow Museum opened its doors to the public in Spring 2019.

This project relocates Annet House Museum to its new home in the Linlithgow Partnership Centre, Tam Dalyell House. The Partnership Centre is home to a host of local services such as a Library, Customer Information Services, Local History Library, Family History Society, Police Scotland and Linlithgow & District Community Day Care Centre.

The museum will feature three new galleries and a bespoke Community Space. Together these will provide a fresh interpretation of the town's history and showcase the Trust's rich collection of objects, photographs, and archive material. Participation and engagement will be placed at the heart of our new community centred museum. Volunteers from across the area will develop a range of heritage-based skills, whilst local people will have a chance to take part in exciting activities from art workshops to a community archaeology dig.

The National Lottery are the largest funder of the funder of the project having awarded the Linlithgow Heritage Trust a £240,000 grant. Other funders include LEADER, West Lothian Council, Linlithgow Town Centre Management Group, Museums Galleries Scotland The Land Trust, EB Scotland, Viridor, Robertson Trust, Levenseat Trust and the Association of Independent Museums.

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Find out about the adoption of HMS WALLACE by West Lothian after WARSHIPS WEEK in 1942 on the website of the V & W DESTROYER ASSOCIATION: http://vandwdestroyerassociation.org.uk/HMS_Wallace/West_Lothian2.html but where is the crest of HMS Wallace presented to West Lothian by the Admiralty?
I am telling the story of the adoption of HMS WALLACE by West Lothian on the website of the V & W Destroyer Association. Prince Philip was the Patron of our Association, served as 1st Lt in HMS WALLACE and visited West Lothian after her adopotion. Can anybodyn help research this story? Or provide photographs or stories for the website? See: http://vandwdestroyerassociation.org.uk/HMS_Wallace/West_Lothian.html
Had a great time and found all the lego pieces