Kinneil Museum is a star performer

KINNEIL Museum in Bo’ness has been awarded four stars after an inspection by the national tourism body VisitScotland. The grading means the facility – run by Falkirk Community Trust on behalf of Falkirk Council – is judged to provide “excellent” standards and service to visitors. Both the Trust and Council have welcomed the news. Find out more on the Falkirk Council website.

Hear Councillor Adrian Mahoney talk about the award.

Kinneil Museum is located in the 17th century stable block of Kinneil House and acts as an interpretative centre for Kinneil Estate. Its main exhibition – 2,000 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.The building is open throughout the year, normally from Mondays to Saturdays, from 12.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. The museum will also be open on Sunday, August 26, for this year’s Kinneil Heritage Day. The theme of the free, family fun event is Romans. For more information, visit www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org/heritage

VisitScotland uses a five-level star-grading system to indicate the standard of customer care and range of facilities on offer at assessed establishments. Star gradings cover all types of accommodation and attractions. The awards focus on the standard of the welcome, hospitality and service they provide, as well as presentation and the standard of toilets, shop or café if they have them. The number of stars awarded to a property indicate the levels visitors can expect of the establishment:

  • one star: clean and tidy, a fair and acceptable, if basic, standard
  • two stars: a good overall standard
  • three stars: a very good standard
  • four stars: an excellent standard
  • five stars: an exceptional standard