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Doors Open Day, 14 September, and start of Big Roman Week

Historic Kinneil House will be open for free guided tours on Saturday 14 September for Doors Open Day, and with additional Roman-themed activities marking the first day of Big Roman Week.

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Free Kinneil House tours on 14 September run from 10am till 4pm, with the last admission at 3pm, and must be reserved online in advance of the tour date via www.historicenvironment.scot/events. Availability is limited, so book now to avoid disappointment. The Historic Environment Scotland (HES) booking page advises: “Please be aware that tour bookings are taken offline at midnight the day prior to the tour date. If the date you wish to book has no availability, please contact us and we will advise if an additional tour can be provided on that date. Please phone 0131 558 9326 or email communityevents@hes.scot”.

The ‘Roman Day’ aspect of the event is this year provided by the ‘Re-Discovering the Antonine Wall’ project (which is substantially funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund) team. Replica Roman tents will be on display outside the museum at Kinneil from 10am to 3pm to give an idea of what it was like for a Roman soldier to be on military campaign in Scotland.

Other Roman reproductions include a military flask, pottery and weapons. The organisers state, ‘This is your chance to handle a gladius – the short stabbing sword used by the legionaries – feel the weight. Experts will be on hand to put the objects into context and provide additional information’.

You can visit and enjoy the Roman activities even if not booked for a house tour.

Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment. It offers free access to over a thousand venues across the country throughout September, every year. Co-ordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust, it is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Big Roman Week, organised by Falkirk Community Trust, runs from 14 to 22 September and sees a broad range of events taking place across the area, celebrating the Roman heritage surrounding the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site, which extends across Central Scotland and includes Kinneil Estate. A copy of the full programme of events (pdf) is available here – including other events in Bo’ness, and a free guided walk from Kinneil to Polmont on Sunday 15 September.

The tours inside the house are operated by HES, with some of our own volunteer guides also in support. For any queries about the house tours please contact Historic Environment Scotland, or about Big Roman Week activities please contact Falkirk Community Trust.

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Bo’ness Revival – Historic Hill Climb & Classic Car Event, 31 August/1 September

As if all its other layers of world-class heritage weren’t enough, Kinneil is also Scotland’s first true motor-racing venue! The spectacular Hill Climb event lives on, & it’s this weekend: find out more at the Bo’ness Revival web site (and/or Facebook page).

The 2019 event celebrates the 60th anniversary of Jim Clark at Bo’ness in 1959.

This year, Historic Scotland will also open the magnificent Kinneil House to racegoers (event ticket-holders) from 1-4pm on Sunday, 1 September – visitors will be able to speak to Historic Scotland guides, and to some of our own volunteers, inside the house to learn more of its history (no set tour times, open access subject to limited numbers at any one time).

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Join The Friends of Kinneil – now only £3! Meet us at Volunteer Fayre, 29 August, to find out more

The membership subscription to join The Friends of Kinneil is now just £3/year, or £5 for couples/families!

Following our recent AGM, it was agreed to introduce these new, reduced rates so as to make membership of the award-winning heritage charity as accessible as possible to the widest number of people.

Are you interested in the fantastic history and heritage of the local area? Would you like to show your support for our objectives to see further development of Kinneil House, Museum, Estate and Nature Reserve – and the surrounding area? Do you enjoy meeting people, volunteering and have skills which could be helpful to us? Are you a newcomer to Bo’ness, or established resident, and keen to become involved in a friendly and enthusiastic group which in 2016 won a Scottish Heritage Angel Award for our commitment to heritage volunteering?

  • Discover 2,000 years of history
  • Explore local and world heritage
  • Support conservation activities
  • Enjoy open days and social events
  • Help fundraising and development.

Then please join us! You’ll find all the details of how to join, and an application form, on our ‘Friends’ page. A group/corporate subscription is also available at £25/year.

If you’d first like to find out more and talk to some of our existing members, why not come along to the free Bo’ness Volunteer Fayre this Thursday, 2-8pm, in Bo’ness Town Hall? You’ll also be able to talk to many other groups carrying out a range of fantastic activities across the town. You can find all the details on the poster below. Or just contact us by e-mail or telephone, or come to another of our events – we’d be happy to tell you more about the benefits of membership.

Groups such as ours could not continue and succeed without all the amazing efforts of the people who support and help us, and we rely on a wide range of skills to do this – read our ‘Volunteering’ page for examples. Most of all we need support and enthusiasm. so please join us, or simply make a donation, even if you’re not able to contribute volunteering time – we understand everyone’s other commitments.

We hope to see some of you very soon!

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Free James Watt film show, Bo’ness Library, Friday 23 August 7pm – plus exhibition

Head along to a free film showing at Bo’ness Library on Friday evening, organised by Falkirk Libraries – part of the James Watt Bicentenary weekend and celebrating the life and work of the Scottish inventor, engineer and scientist.

A series of films will be shown on the night, including a short film about Watt’s cottage workshop at Kinneil Estate. There will also be vintage films from Scotland’s Moving Image Archive.

Bo’ness Library is also hosting a display on James Watt which will run until mid-September. There is currently another small James Watt display at the Museum of Scottish Railways, also in Bo’ness.

Admission to the exhibition and film show are free of charge. No need to book. Please note that the film will take place in the library’s community room, which is up one flight of stairs. There is no lift.

For more information about all this weekend’s Watt-themed events across the country, check out the special web site. There are also free Watt-themed family activities at Kinneil Estate on Sunday afternoon, as well as free tours inside Kinneil House (booking essential) on Friday and Sunday from 10am – see our previous posts.

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Historic Kinneil House open for free guided tours on 23 & 25 August

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Historic Kinneil House will be open for free guided tours this Friday and Sunday – 23 & 25 August.

Tours run from 10am till 4pm, with the last admission at 3pm, and must be reserved online in advance of the tour date via www.historicenvironment.scot/events . Availability is limited, so book now to avoid disappointment. The Historic Environment Scotland (HES) booking page advises: “Please be aware that tour bookings are taken offline at midnight the day prior to the tour date. If the date you wish to book has no availability, please contact us and we will advise if an additional tour can be provided on that date. Please phone 0131 558 9326 or email communityevents@hes.scot”

On Sunday 25 August from 1pm to 4pm, also join the free special family-friendly activities taking place in the grounds surrounding the house to mark the Bicentenary of the death of James Watt. Please see our separate post for further details of this event, organised by the Great Place Falkirk team. No need to book these activities – just turn up! It is only if you wish a tour inside the house as well, that you need to book as above.

The tours inside the house are operated by HES, with some of our own volunteer guides also in support.

For any queries about the house tours please contact Historic Environment Scotland, or about the ‘Watt a Day!’ James Watt event in the park please contact Great Place Falkirk.

‘Watt a Day!’ free family event at Kinneil Estate on 25 August

Come along to free family activities in Kinneil Estate from 1-4pm on Sunday 25 August, organised by the Great Place Falkirk project team to celebrate the life and work of the great Scottish engineer James Watt – who was working secretly with Dr John Roebuck at Kinneil exactly 250 years ago on the development of Watt’s most famous invention – the condensing steam engine.

‘Watt a Day!’ will be one of various events taking place across the country to commemorate the Bicentenary of James Watt’s death on 25 August 1819. For information on the range of Bicentenary events, check out the special James Watt 2019 web site.

The magnificent Kinneil House will also be opened for free guided tours on both 23 and 25 August by Historic Scotland in partnership with the Friends of Kinneil. The house tours run from 10am, before the Watt events begin, until 4pm (last entry 3pm) and must be booked in advance through Historic Environment Scotland’s web site at www.historicenvironment.scot/events . Please note that tour availability is limited so book early to avoid disappointment, but if tours are fully booked, families can still enjoy all the free Watt activities on Sunday afternoon, as well as visit Kinneil Museum (open free, daily except Tuesdays, 12.30-4pm) and the rest of historic Kinneil Estate.

For any queries please contact either Great Place Falkirk or Historic Environment Scotland respectively.

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Historic Environment Scotland commit to increase access to Kinneil House

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has expressed commitment to increasing access and improving the visitor experience at Kinneil House, as they publicise further details of the forthcoming series of free open dates at Kinneil House, supported by the Friends of Kinneil and Falkirk Community Trust. Read the full story and check out the dates on HES’s news pages. Tours must be pre-booked online through the ‘What’s On’ page of Historic Environment Scotland’s web site.

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Discover local history in libraries

Libraries across Falkirk District are hosting special events to celebrate local history.

The talks and celebratory events will include a presentation on the partnership of James Watt and Dr John Roebuck – and their links to Kinneil House and the Carron Iron Works. This evening talk is taking place on May 21 in Larbert Library.

There’s also a talk in Bo’ness Library on local war graves on May 17.

Full details of all the events are listed below. The information below has been provided by Falkirk Community Trust.

If you have questions, contact the individual libraries through the Trust website. 

You can also find details on Eventbrite.

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Bo’ness Library – hosting one of the events during Local History Week.

 

  • Tuesday May 7th – Larbert Library – 18:30-19:30.
  • 1919 – Larbert, Glasgow, Paris and London – a talk by Russell MacGillivray.

Larbert Library is pleased to host local historian Russell MacGillivray. Russell is the author of two fabulous books on the subject of the Great War and its impact on Larbert, but on this evening he will join us to tell us a little bit of the Great War’s aftermath. 1919 proved to be a pivotal year – the people of Larbert were looking forward to peace, but the news that year featured events such as the Iolaire Disaster, the scuttling of the German Fleet, Victory Day celebrations, the Paris Peace Conference and the Treaty of Versailles. Russell will be discussing some of these events along with fascinating insights into the Jottings column of the Falkirk Heralds of 1919. Russell will also be giving us highlights from his new book, Larbert and the Great War, Volume two. Join us on May 7th, for an entertaining and insightful cultural overview of a year which proved to be a turning point in history.

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  • Thursday May 9th – Grangemouth Library – 14:00-15:00
  • 130 years of Grangemouth Library – a celebration

Join Geoff Bailey at Grangemouth Library to help us celebrate 130 years of Grangemouth Library! Geoff will take us on a journey through time with photographs, insights and anecdotes to help us celebrate a very grand birthday of our beloved Carnegie Library.

Once a year Scottish Libraries host a Local History Week using a common topical theme – last year it was the First World War and this year it is the Year of the Conversation and printed communication. This year the week runs from Monday 13th May to Friday 18th, with some spill-over to either side.

This year is the Year of Conversation and to help us celebrate this, local historians have been invited into libraries throughout the Falkirk districting to present talks on this theme and to start a conversation. Falkirk Community Trust Libraries are pleased to welcome Geoff Bailey to Grangemouth Library to tell us more about the history and development of Grangemouth Library and its community in the last 130 years. This is a story that places the library firmly at the heart of a vibrant and bustling community.

Join us on May 9th, for an expert’s insight into the history into one of our favourite Grangemouth icons.

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  • Thursday May 9th – Falkirk Library – 19:00-20:00
  • A window into the past – Falkirk in historical maps.

Join Gray Allan at Falkirk Library to learn more about maps and their use for local history. We will take a wander through history and learn a little more about our local area through time.

Once a year Scottish Libraries host a Local History Week using a common topical theme – last year it was the First World War and this year it is the Year of the Conversation and printed communication. This year the week runs from Monday 13th May to Friday 18th, with some spill-over to either side.

This year is the Year of Conversation and to help us celebrate this, local historians have been invited into libraries throughout the Falkirk districting to present talks on this theme and to start a conversation. Falkirk Library is pleased to welcome Gray Allan to Falkirk Library to tell us more about the fantastic array of historical maps that are housed in the Falkirk Libraries’ map collections. Gray will explain their history, their use for local history and show us how important maps have been to people of yesteryear.

Join us on May 9th, for an expert’s insight into this little known area of local history research.

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  • Wednesday May 15th – Meadowbank Library – 14:00-15:00
  • The Muiravonside Kirkyaird – A talk by David Leask

As part of the 2019 Local History Festival, Falkirk Community Trust Libraries are pleased to welcome David Leask of the Maddiston and Rumford Local History Group to Meadowbank Library.

The theme of the 2019 is the Year of the Conversation and printed communication, which includes newspapers, letters and memorials. What better way to start a conversation, especially in Good Death Week, than to look at the information that local and family historians can find in our very own kirkyards.

Join us in Meadowbank Library for what will prove to be an informative and interesting talk.

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  • Friday May 17th – Bo’ness Library – 19:00 onwards.
  • War graves and family memorials in Bo’ness Cemetery – a talk by Robert Jardine

Come along to Bo’ness Library and join Robert Jardine for a fascinating insight into the War Graves and family memorials in Bo’ness Cemetery.

This year our libraries’ local history week coincides with Good Death Week, and this is the perfect opportunity to learn more about our fascinating and very important war memorials.

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  • Monday May 20th – Falkirk Library – 19:00.
  • Matters of Grave Concern – a talk by Ian Scott

Falkirk Library is pleased to host local historian Ian Scott as part of our local history week celebrations. Ian is the author of many fabulous books and is the very esteemed and knowledgeable Chair of the Falkirk Local History Society.

Ian will be joining us to talk about ‘Matters of Grave Concern’ – which will include a fascinating insight into gravestone iconography and a virtual tour of our local graveyards. Ian will also treat us to a light-hearted overview of some of the more memorable Falkirk epitaphs.

Join us on May 20th, for an entertaining and insightful overview – a real mixture of the grave and serious.

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  • Tuesday 21st May – Larbert Library – 18:30-20:00
  • The story of Dr John Roebuck (Carron Iron Co) and James Watt at Kinneil House, Bo’ness – talk by Ian Shearer of Friends of Kinneil

Larbert Library is pleased to host Ian Shearer of the Friends of Kinneil. Ian will be visiting Larbert Library in the bicentenary year of James Watt’s death to discuss the story of Dr. John Roebuck of the Carron Iron Company and James Watt of Kinneil House. This is a fascinating story of invention, technology and innovation which played out across the Falkirk area involving the iron works at Carron and a Hidden Gem cottage nestled in the Kinneil Estate.

Join us on the evening of May 21st, to help us celebrate the 250th anniversary of their patent for James Watt’s steam engine.

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  • Friday 24th May – Bonnybridge Library – 14:00-15:00
  • Radicals: A cultural and historical celebration of the 1820 Battle of Bonnymuir – Jim Thomson of Balfron Heritage Group and Provost Buchanan

Join Jim Thomson and Provost Buchanan at Bonnybridge Library to help us celebrate the bicentenary of the insurrection. Bonnybridge Library is hosting a Radical Art Exhibition featuring an array of fabulous work by third year art pupils at Balfron High School. The artwork is designed to commemorate the anniversary of the 1820 Battle of Bonnymuir. This fabulous exhibition was initiated by Jim Thomson of the Balfron Heritage Group who will be joining us at this event to tell us about the background to the exhibition and preparations for the insurrection bicentenary in an illustrated talk. There will even be a reading from Tom Lannon’s The Boys from Bonnymuir.

Provost Buchanan will also join us to present on the 1820 Battle of Bonnymuir itself and Scottish Radicals. Join us on May 24th, for an entertaining and insightful cultural foray into an important aspect of our local history.

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Discover James Watt at Kinneil House on April 27

• Free tours inside mansion from noon
• Additional guided visits to Watt’s cottage workshop

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Historic Kinneil House in Bo’ness is opening its doors for free tours on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

The A-listed mansion – which boasts some of the finest Renaissance wall paintings in Scotland – will be open from noon to 4 p.m. (last admission 3.30 p.m.).

Tickets for House tours will be available on the day from Kinneil Museum (in front of the House).

The event will also offer additional free, outdoor guided walks to James Watt’s cottage workshop, in the grounds of the imposing mansion.

It’s 250 years since Watt worked on developing the steam engine at the site (the patent was granted in 1769). This year, 2019, is also the 200th anniversary of Watt’s death, with special events taking place across the country.

The April 27 Kinneil event has been organised by The Friends of Kinneil charity and Historic Environment Scotland.

As well as celebrating Watt and Kinneil’s great history – it will also form part of a series of events celebrating John Muir and the John Muir Way, the coast-to-coast trail which runs through Kinneil.

Ian Shearer, Chairman of the Friends of Kinneil, said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors to Kinneil on April 27.

“The House is an amazing building, steeped in history. Our volunteer guides will be on hand to take people through the main tower and palace section, and tell Kinneil’s story.

“We’re also looking forward to providing additional guided tours to the cottage workshop used by James Watt.

“The cottage is one of the most significant historical sites along the John Muir Way. Exactly 250 years ago, this was where Watt secretly tested his newly-patented steam engine.

“This invention revolutionised industry and the world.”

As well Kinneil House and the Watt Cottage, the surrounding Estate – a public park – also features the remains of a medieval church and a Roman fortlet, once part of the Antonine Wall.

Amy Mack from Historic Environment Scotland said: “We’re delighted the John Muir Way is celebrating five years this week, helping to boost tourism at many historical properties along the route from Helensburgh to Dunbar.

“Here at Kinneil, with the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site and a magnificent 16th-century palace as a backdrop, James Watt was surrounded by history as he developed his most famous invention.”

ABOUT KINNEIL HOUSE

The current House is thought to date from the 1500s and was home to the powerful Dukes of Hamilton.

It was extended in 1553 with the addition of the “palace section”. This was built by James Hamilton, the 2nd Earl of Arran – who served as Regent of Scotland (effectively the acting King) for 12 years. This section boasts amazing Renaissance wall paintings, said to be some of the best in Scotland.

In 1667, William, 3rd Duke of Hamilton and his wife Anne launched a major expansion of Kinneil House. Within a century, however, the Hamiltons had ceased to use Kinneil, and rented it out to tenants.

Those tenants included the 18th century industrialist Dr John Roebuck, one of the founders of nearby Carron Iron Works, who brought inventor James Watt to the estate, and the 19th century philosopher Dugald Stewart and his family.

In later years, Kinneil House fell into decline and the House and parklands were sold to Bo’ness Town Council in the 1920s. Demolition work within the main House started in the 1930s; however, work was halted when the Renaissance wall paintings were discovered.

The building was put into the care of the Ministry of Works – now Historic Environment Scotland – and opened to the public. However, regular openings ended in the 1980s due to low visitor numbers.

In 2006, The Friends of Kinneil was set up. It has worked with Historic Environment Scotland to increase public access to the House and promote the development of the surrounding estate and area. In 2016 it won a Scottish Heritage Angel Award for its activities.

Kinneil House, Museum and Estate are on the western edge of Bo’ness in central Scotland, just off the A904 and A993.

For more information visit http://www.kinneil.org – or discover the Friends of Kinneil on social media at http://www.facebook.com/kinneil and http://www.twitter.com/kinneil.

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This year’s John Muir Week celebrations run from 20-28 April, with details of events at http://www.discoverjohnmuir.com/muir-events and http://www.twitter.com/JohnMuirWay.

Details of the national programme of events for the James Watt 2019 year are at http://www.jameswatt.scot/events and http://www.twitter.com/watt2019.

Other open days at Kinneil for the rest of 2019 will be announced soon.

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James Watt’s Cottage at Kinneil Estate, Bo’ness

GOING TO THE KINNEIL OPEN DAY? WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

HOW: Book a timed tour inside the House by visiting Kinneil Museum – the red-roofed building in front of the big mansion – on the day of the open day. Tours will run at regular intervals from noon, leaving from the museum and walking the short distance into the House. Last admission to the mansion is 3.30 p.m. Volunteer guides will be on hand to take the tours and to answer any questions. Additional volunteers are in the museum to help you. The Museum opens early around noon on open days (normally it opens at 12.30 p.m.). At this special event, there will also be free additional outdoor guided visits to James Watt’s Cottage (no tickets or booking required), leaving from outside the Museum at 12.30 p.m., 1.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m.

COST: Admission to the House, Museum and James Watt tours are all free of charge. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

ADVANCE TICKETS: Currently tour tickets are only available on the day from the museum. You can’t book tickets in advance or online. Numbers on each house tour are limited for health and safety reasons.

ACCESS: The House is around 500 years old in parts – and doesn’t have a lift. Everyone can get access to the oldest section, the Tower House (albeit just to a platform inside the tower). For the Palace section, you have to go down a few stairs to reach the ground floor. There is also one flight of stairs up to the star attractions, the painted rooms. There are two further flights of stairs to displays on the top floor …. Neighbouring Kinneil Museum also has stairs; however, there is a ramped access to the ground floor and an accessible toilet. The Museum also has an iPad with images of rooms inside Kinneil House. Key paths around the Estate, including for the outdoor visits to the James Watt Cottage, are also accessible using wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

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 is normally operational during open days. If you want a meal, you can find cafes and restaurants around Bo’ness. (Sorry – but you can’t take food or drinks into Kinneil House itself!)

OTHER THINGS TO SEE: The museum offers displays and maps about the surrounding Estate, which also boasts a Roman fortlet, the ruins of a medieval church and a cottage workshop used by inventor James Watt.

DIRECTIONS: The postcode is EH51 0PR.

QUERIES: Ask volunteers at the event, or email the Friends: info@kinneil.org.uk

See inside Kinneil House on March 23

kinneilhouse-boness-exterioraa.jpgHistory fans can get a peek inside historic Kinneil House, Bo’ness, on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

The Friends of Kinneil charity has teamed up with Historic Environment Scotland to run free tours inside the mansion, which dates back to the 16th century.

Tours will run from noon to 4 p.m., with the last admission at 3.30 p.m.

All tours will run from Kinneil Museum. You’ll be allocated a timed tour on the day, on a first-come, first served basis. Normally tours run every 15 to 20 minutes.

Please note, for safety reasons, there are restrictions on the number of people we can accommodate on each tour – and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

The event is being run to support the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival, which is running in Bo’ness over the same weekend. 

Vintage silent movies of the Bo’ness Fair will also be on show in the museum through the afternoon.

Keep visiting this site and our social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

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Inside Kinneil House – Arbour Room


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

HOW: Book a timed tour of the House by visiting Kinneil Museum – the red-roofed building in front of the big mansion – on the day of the open day. Tours normally run every 15 minutes from noon, leaving from the museum and walking the short distance into the House. Last admission to the mansion is 3.30 p.m. Volunteer guides will be on hand to take the tours and to answer any questions. Additional volunteers are in the museum to help you. The Museum opens early around noon on open days (normally it opens at 12.30 p.m.).

COST: Admission to the House and the Museum is free of charge. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

ADVANCE TICKETS: Currently tour tickets are only available on the day from the museum. You can’t book tickets in advance or online. Numbers on each tour are limited for health and safety reasons.

ACCESS: The House is around 500 years old in parts – and doesn’t have a lift. Everyone can get access to the oldest section, the Tower House (albeit just to a platform inside the tower). For the Palace section, you have to go down a few stairs to reach the ground floor. There is also one flight of stairs up to the star attractions, the painted rooms. There are two further flights of stairs to displays on the top floor …. Neighbouring Kinneil Museum also has stairs; however, there is a ramped access to the ground floor and an accessible toilet. The Museum also has an iPad with images of rooms inside Kinneil House …. Key paths around the Estate are also accessible using wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

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 is normally operational during open days. If you want a meal, you can find cafes and restaurants around Bo’ness. (Sorry – but you can’t take food or drinks into Kinneil House itself!)

OTHER THINGS TO SEE: The museum offers displays and maps about the surrounding Estate, which also boasts a Roman fortlet, the ruins of a medieval church and a cottage workshop used by inventor James Watt.

DIRECTIONS: The postcode is EH51 0PR.

QUERIES: Ask volunteers at the event, or email the Friends: info@kinneil.org.uk 

SUPPORTING FILM FESTIVAL

The event on March 23, supports the Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema, taking place at the historic Hippodrome Cinema and other venues around Bo’ness.

Download the festival brochure http://bit.ly/2TxZVEm

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