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Exhibitions

Find out what's on in your community.

Heritage Services Exhibitions

We create temporary exhibitions to give our communities access to a variety of aspects of their history and culture. Our temporary exhibition programme runs in the Community Museums at  Armadale Library, Blackridge Library, Broxburn Library and Whitburn Library alongside the permanent displays. We also send travelling exhibitions to libraries and other venues throughout the community.


2016 Scottish War Blinded Exhibition
2016 Scottish War Blinded Exhibition

Armadale Library and Museum

Now on Show: Call to Arms

The exhibition explores how life in West Lothian was affected by the war and the sacrifices and bravery shown by local men on the front line. The display includes a whistle blown at 7.30am on the 1st July 1916 as the men went over the top; the marked the start of the Battle of the Somme

Permanent Exhibition: A display by the History of Armadale Association with lots of fascinating facts about life, work and leisure in Armadale over the last 200 years and more.

 


Blackridge Community Museum

Permanent Exhibition: "The Story of Blackridge"

This exhibition tells of the story of Blackridge's coaching and travelling past and features a display case with objects donated by local people.


Whistle
Whistle

Broxburn Community Museum

Coming Soon: We are busy revising our permanent exhibition, "Strathbrock Stories." We will update this webpage as soon as it is installed.

 


Linlithgow Library

Now on Show: "Adopt an Object" featuring a selection of object from Linlithgow Heritage Trust

The display case in Linlithgow is available for community displays.

If your group or organisation would like to use it, please contact the Museums Development Officer on 01506-283652 or e-mail museums@westlothian.gov.uk

 


Whitburn Community Museum

Now on Show: "West Lothian at Work"

This is an oral history and photography based exhibition which tells the story of working life in West Lothian.


Reminiscence Centre

The Council's Museum's Service is currently supporting the Living Memory Association to run a Reminiscence Centre from the former Hush shop at The Centre, Livingston.

The centre is full of objects and bric-a-brac from a bygone era including gramophones, costume and packaging. We also have a range of exhibitions and comfy seats where you can sit down and have a blether.

The Centre is open Wednesdays, 11am - 3.30pm.

We can also open specially for group visits at other times of the week. Contact Emma Peattie on 01506 28652 to arrange your visit.

Museums Assistant, Maureen Liddell, talks about the centre in the video below. 


Download tasters of some of our exhibitions old and new