Museum Schools Services

What museums can do for your school.

Museums are a wonderful resource for formal and informal learning. 

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  on:

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  • Archaeology
  • Victorians
  • When Granny Was a Girl
  • Toys and Games
  • World War 1
  • World War 2
  • Geology of West Lothian
  • Local Study

If you book a WW1 session, we will bring along a scrapbook from the museum collection put together by 10 year old Robert Topping from Whitburn during the war. We have been able to digitise the scrapbook with the kind support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. Download Icon for pdf Robert Topping's scrapbook [10.15MB] and allow your pupils to explore a real local WW1 treasure.

Contact the Museums Service for further information and to book a session. Hurry as our sessions are booked up very quickly.