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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


Annet House Museum - Adopt an Object Scheme

Linlithgow Heritage Trust have recently submitted a Stage 1 Heritage Lottery Funding application for a project to relocate and redevelop Annet House Museum.

The trust need to raise match funding for this exciting and ambitious project and have launched an "Adopt an Object" scheme. The minimum adoption is £5 and objects can be adopted via the Annet House Museum website,  Annet House Museum Adopt an Object scheme  or in person at the museum.

Adopters will receive an adoption certificate with a photograph of the object and the adoption will be acknowledged in the museum.

Fuller information is available at the video below:


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