Museums - loans, donations and bequests
We are very pleased to accept objects with a strong West Lothian connection. We welcome loans, donations and bequests to our permanent collection as long as they meet certain conditions:
We have the facilities to store the object and care for it properly
We are allowed to collect the item according to the council's collecting policy
We do not already have examples of the object
Depending on the object another local museum may have a stronger claim. Broadly speaking this means you should contact:
- Bennie Museum to donate objects connected to Bathgate
- Linlithgow Story to donate objects connected to Linlithgow
- Almond Valley Heritage Centre for large industrial objects and items connected to the shale oil industry, farming and old Livingston.
We also collect items for use in educational and reminiscence work and welcome offers of objects for these purposes.
Please note that we can take items on loan for a maximum of five years
You can download our full collecting policy below.