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Museums

West Lothian is home to many museums. Museums are educational, entertaining and inspirational.

Whitburn Sampler
Whitburn Sampler
Museums collect interesting objects and keep them safe for the future. Museums bring the objects to life by telling the stories of the people who used them to help you to understand the past and present of your community. West Lothian Council Museums Service's motto is "Preserving the Past for the Future"

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life by providing a Museums Service that focuses on the heritage, educational and leisure needs of the community - now and in the future.

Visit our other pages to find out more about our Museum Collections and outreach services for schools and the elderly.

 West Lothian  is also home to a wide variety of independent heritage attractions at


For more information on the rich collections of Scottish Museums nationwide please visit the websites of National Museums of Scotland and Museums Galleries Scotland