Evening tours inside Kinneil House on May 13

Historic Kinneil House in Bo’ness is opening its doors for free tours this Friday, May 13, 2016.

The access is part of a series of activities for the Festival of Museums in the surrounding Kinneil Estate.

The House will be open from 6-7 p.m. on Friday. Neighbouring Kinneil Museum will be open until 9 p.m. There will also be music, giveaways and activities for families to enjoy.

The evening will end with nature walk around the estate, looking for bats. The walk will leave the museum at 8.30 p.m. No booking is necessary, but children under 16 must be accompanied by adults.

More details are online at www.kinneil.org.uk/night2016

A spokesperson for The Friends of Kinneil – helping to organise the activities – said: “We’re hoping lots of local people will come along to Kinneil this Friday. The House will be open for the first hour, closing at 7 p.m. prompt. But there will be activities throughout the evening, including a search for bats!

“Visit our website for more information – or check out the other activities for the Festival of Museums.”


Kinneil House is the former home of the Dukes of Hamilton. It dates back to the 15th and 16th centuries and boasts some of the best renaissance wall paintings in Scotland.

More open days will take place later this year.