Posted by: ed | July 18, 2011

See inside Kinneil House on history walk

walkersinkinneil-estate300dpiRESIDENTS are getting the chance to step back in time on Sunday (July 24). They’re being invited to take part in a free history walk around one of Falkirk district’s most historic parks.

Historian Ian Scott will lead the tour around Kinneil Estate in Bo’ness, which includes the remains of a Roman fortlet, the ruins of a medieval church and a cottage used by Scots inventor James Watt. The tour will end with an exclusive tour inside the Kinneil House, which boasts some of the best renaissance wall paintings in Scotland.

The walk will leave from outside Kinneil Museum at 2 p.m. on July 24. There is no need to book, but please bring appropriate clothes and shoes to walk around the estate. 
Kinneil Museum, which boasts an audio visual show and hands-on exhibits for children, will also be open from 12.30 p.m. that day. Again there’s no admission charge.

The summer event has been organised by the charity The Friends of Kinneil in conjunction with Falkirk Local History Society, with the support of Falkirk Community Trust and Historic Scotland.

A spokesperson for The Friends of Kinneil said: "Kinneil is a fantastic place to visit, packed with history. We’re delighted to be working with Ian and the Local History Society to run this walk – and make people more aware of the heritage of this fascinating site. The added attraction of extra openings of the museum and Kinneil House should make it a great free afternoon for local families."

For more information, please visit: www.kinneil.org.uk/walk2011   – or call Kinneil Museum on 01506 778530.

* Please note that Kinneil House is only open for part of the afternoon to accommodate the visit by the walkers.

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