Walk & Talk: Kinneil House plus Museum of Scottish Railways

When & Where

This is a Scottish Local History Forum event.
Wednesday, 31 August 2022 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Scottish Railway Museum, 60 Union Street, Bo'ness, EH51 9AQ

Event Details

Scottish Local History Forum is delighted to offer one of our popular "walk and talks" on 31st August, 2022 incorporating:

  • a Curator's guide to the Museum of Scottish Railways at Bo'ness
  • a light lunch at the award winning Corbie Inn
  • a private tour of Kinneil House

Places are limited so book your place now, indicating any special dietary requirements.


The programme is as follows:

11.00: Arrival at Museum of Scottish Railways in Bo'ness and registration

11.15 - 12.15: Curator's tour of the Museum

12.30 - 13.30: Light lunch at Corbie Inn, Bo'ness

14.00 - 16.00: Guided visit of Kinneil House & Museum.

For more information regarding the Museum of Scottish Railways go to https://www.bkrailway.co.uk
The Museum is located at the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway in the town centre and has lots of free parking.

By car: M9 J5 or J3 then follow the brown tourist signs to the Bo'ness & Kinneil railway.
By train: nearest station Linlithgow
By bus: For bus services to Bo'ness visit www.bkrailway.co.uk, or call Traveline Scotland on 0870 608 2608.

The award winning Corbie Inn, at Corbiehall, Bo’ness, is just off the John Muir Way and the no. 76 national walking and cycling route and close to Bo’ness town centre.
For more information go to https://corbieinn.co.uk/

Kinneil House is Off Provost Rd on the western outskirts of Bo'ness, EH51 0PR.
Built next to the Antonine Wall, Kinneil House was one of the seats of the powerful and wealthy Hamilton family.
Subject to extensions and refurbishments over 300 years, it reflected the Hamiltons’ high status both inside and out.
The house has a good claim to being the birthplace of the improved steam engine.
The pioneering Scots engineer James Watt developed his first engine in a small workshop here in the 1700s.
For more information on Kinneil House go to https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/kinneil-house/

Please note that transport between the various locations of our event is not provided.

Please note that there are uneven walking surfaces for the tour at Kinneil House and also stairs to reach first floor displays plus a short outdoor walk to the front of Kinneil House.


To secure your place, you can register and pay online here.
You can advise of any dietary requirements on checkout.

Ticket Type Price Buy
Walk & Talk: Kinneil House plus Museum of Scottish Railways £30.00



Event Location

Scottish Railway Museum
60 Union Street
EH51 9AQ

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