Museums - education and lectures
Museums are a wonderful resource for formal and informal learning. See our exhibition programme for a wide variety of interesting and entertaining topics both old and new. Read on for more information about our schools and reminiscence box services.
FREE Museum Handling Sessions are available to all West Lothian Schools
We bring real museum objects into the classroom for pupils to see, touch (with gloves) and smell. Based on our local collections, we offer a variety of handling sessions in Primary Schools on:
- 1930s House
- Toys and Games
- World War 2
- Geology of West Lothian
- Local Study (tailored to suit your community)
Contact us for further information and to book a session. Hurry as our sessions are booked up very quickly.
Reminiscence Box Loan Service
We have ten large boxes and a fast growing selection of mini kits on a variety of topics to enhance reminiscence work with the elderly in our community. The objects within them can also be used to stimulate young people to explore their culture and heritage and can offer inspiration for creative work to writers and artists. The ten large boxes are:
- Household: General
- Household: Gentlemen
- Household: Ladies
- Royal Family
- Children?s Games
Mini kits include:
- Making Soup
- Going Out
- Home Remedies
- Gentlmen's Hobbies
- Ladies' Homecrafts
- Home Baking
Contact us for further information and to book a box. Each box comes with background notes on the objects and some tips on reminiscence work.
The Museums staff are available for talks to local organisations on our exhibitions and other aspects of our work. Please contact us to arrange a talk.