Our Museum

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GALLERY 1 - CIVIC LIFE

Learn about civic life in Linlithgow and celebrate the town's rich royal heritage. This gallery features our stunning Mary, Queen of Scots statue, which was the first life-size statue of her to be commissioned in Scotland.

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GALLERY 2 - A WORKING TOWN

Discover our trades and industries including dyeing, explosives, pharmaceuticals and electronics.
Kids (and adults) will love the hands on interactives which include make your own medicine, design your own banner, and even a smelling interactive.

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GALLERY 3 - LINLITHGOW LIFE

In this gallery visitors can learn about the Linlithgow Marches, sports and leisure, politics, education and so much more. Key objects include Tam Dalyell's typewriter, our Waldie digital interactive and the hugely impressive Scotch Brigade banners.

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COMMUNITY ROOM

Our flexible space for workshops, talks and film screenings is available for use by local groups. It is currently featuring a display of historic costumed dolls, and an exhibition curated by local primary school children about their personal heritage.

OUR ACTIVITIES

Our dedicated team of volunteers have played a critical role in delivering an ambitious activity plan. In the past year, volunteers have contributed over 1,000 hours of their time. They have researched, documented, conserved and photographed the collection, conducted oral history interviews, taken part in archaeology digs, planned school sessions and developed activities for young people.

We've run an animation project with St Josephs and Low Port Primary Schools. Bridgend Primary co-curated our first community exhibition. Springfield, Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge Primary Schools have already delivered drama and songwriting performances in the new museum.

In the coming year we will deliver reminiscence, oral history programmes, community film showings and much, much more.

THE TRUST

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Linlithgow Museum is run by Linlithgow Heritage Trust (LHT), a volunteer-led charity. LHT is a voluntary organisation which had previously operated The Linlithgow Story - Annet House Museum and Garden in Linlithgow High Street since its inception in 1991. The museum moved to the Partnership Centre and re-opened in 2019. The museum is managed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. The Board is supported by a group of volunteers from the local community as well as project-focussed staff.

West Lothian’s Heritage Hub

A number of heritage related services (Local History Library, West Lothian Family History Society and the Linlithgow Museum) are now all located within a single building which has significant historical interest within the town of Linlithgow.

OUR TOWN

There’s loads to see and do in Linlithgow - why not combine your visit to our museum with a trip to Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, St Michael's Church, Linlithgow Burgh Halls, Linlithgow Cross and Linlithgow Loch are all in close proximity.

Linlithgow Canal Centre features a volunteer run, canal-specific museum and also offers a series of canal boat trips.

For a full list of Linlithgow attractions, businesses and upcoming events in the town, visit MyLinlithgow.com and for Great Days Out, why not VisitWestLothian.