Posted by: ed | March 21, 2008

Kinneil Museum open for Easter

HISTORY lovers are being given egg-stra opportunities to visit Kinneil Museum this Easter. The Bo’ness museum will be open to visitors on Good Friday, March 21; Saturday, March 22; Easter Sunday, March 23 and Easter Monday, March 24. Admission is free of charge.

Councillor Adrian Mahoney, Convener of Environment and Heritage at Falkirk Council, said:  “Our museums offer fantastic free days out for all the family. There are lots of excellent interactive exhibits and audio visual displays – plus great things to buy from our museum shops.

“Kinneil Museum is also set in a stunning historic parklands. It could be the perfect destination this Easter.”

Kinneil Museum is located in the 17th century stable block of historic Kinneil House and acts as an interpretative centre for the surrounding Kinneil Estate. The permanent exhibition, 2,000 Years of History, tells the story of the park from Roman times to the present day. Antoninus Pius, St Serf, Mary, Queen of Scots and James Watt are among the many historical characters associated with the estate.

Callendar House Museum in Falkirk is also open this weekend. The House tells stories spanning 600 years of Scottish history. Through wars, rebellions and the industrial revolution, the A-listed mansion has played host to many great historical figures over the centuries, including Mary, Queen of Scots, Cromwell and Bonnie Prince Charlie. This weekend also gives visitors a final chance to see the “Exploded” exhibition – which tells of Falkirk district’s links with the munitions industry.

Kinneil Museum opening hours – 12.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Callendar House opening hours – 10 a.m. to 4.15 p.m.

For full details on all the Council’s museums visit www.falkirk.gov.uk/cultural 

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