West Lothian is home to many museums. Museums are educational, entertaining and inspirational.
Museums collect interesting objects and keep them safe for the future. Museums bring the objects to life by telling the stories of the people who used them to help you to understand the past and present of your community. West Lothian Council Museums Service's motto is "Preserving the Past for the Future"
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life by providing a Museums Service that focuses on the heritage, educational and leisure needs of the community - now and in the future.
West Lothian's Community Museums in libraries are open
Armadale, Blackridge, Broxburn and Whitburn Community Museums are open to visit during library opening hours. All customers will be asked to wear a mask unless exempt, follow the signage and use the one-way systems in place, hand sanitise, socially distance and use the test and protect procedure.
The Museums Service is currently delivering an altered service as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. School sessions and reminiscence loans have been relaunched. We are also continuing to focus on digital service delivery. Our new schooldays exhibition is available online at Flickr and you can visit Facebook to see regular postings from our collections.
West Lothian is also home to a wide variety of independent heritage attractions at
- Almond Valley Heritage Centre
- Bennie Museum
- Hopetoun House and
- Linlithgow Canal Centre
- Linlithgow Museum