Visitors will be able to tour inside historic Kinneil House in Bo’ness, this Sunday (April 22).
The open event is part of a series of activities being held along the John Muir Way. If you are visiting, tweet and share pictures and comments using the hashtag #JohnMuirDay and @Kinneil @JohnMuirWay.
Free Kinneil House tours will run from noon to 4 p.m. (last admission 3.30 p.m.) this Sunday. A costumed interpreter will also be on hand to bring the story of James Watt to life.
History fans will be allocated tickets and a tour time from Kinneil Museum (the red-roofed building in front of Kinneil House). The museum will also be open throughout the afternoon. There’s no need to pre-book, just turn up on the day.
The House was home to the Dukes of Hamilton and boasts some of the best renaissance wall paintings in Scotland.
Sunday’s event has been organised by The Friends of Kinneil in association with Historic Environment Scotland. Other open days will take place in May, June, August, September and October.
PARKING: In front of the House and museum. If in doubt, ask one of the volunteers across the site.
PHOTOGRAPHY: No flash photography is allowed in the painted rooms at Kinneil.
REFRESHMENTS: A stall selling drinks and sweet treats will be available in the museum. The museum also offers displays and maps about the surrounding Estate, which also boasts a Roman fortlet and the ruins of a medieval church.
COST: Admission to the House and the Museum is free of charge. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
DIRECTIONS: The postcode is EH51 0PR. See our map page for other travel info.