See inside Kinneil House on June 24

Historic Kinneil House in Bo’ness is open for free tours this Sunday (June 24).

A costumed interpreter will be on hand to tell visitors about inventor James Watt, who did early work to develop the steam engine at Kinneil.

Doors open at the House at noon and the last admission will be 3.30 p.m.

Tickets and information will be available on the day from Kinneil Museum, next to the House.

A VisitScotland “Coo Van” – providing tourist information – will also be on site.

Kinneil, the centrepiece of Kinneil Estate, was once home to the Dukes of Hamilton. The mansion, dating back to the 16th century, 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 August, September and October this year.

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. There will also be a hot food stall in the Estate.

OTHER THINGS TO SEE: 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.

The open event will also co-incide with the second day of the Kinneil plant sale. 

For directions to the House and the wider Estate, visit our Map page.

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