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Bennie Museum - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

9-11 Mansefield St, Bathgate EH48 4HU, UK


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About Bennie Museum

Bathgate's well established Bennie Museum is currently running a fascinating 'Museum of Childhood' exhibition, which depicts and shows aspects of life from the perspective of Bathgate's children from years gone by. This includes vintage toys, books and games. It wasopened in 1989 as a museum of Bathgate’s history and life.

Attractions Near Bennie Museum

Cairnpapple Hill
Cairnpapple Hill3.09km from Bennie Museum

Cairnpapple Hill is a hill with a dominating position in central lowland Scotland with views from coast to coast. It was used and re-used as a major ritual site over about 4000 years, and in its day would have been comparable to better known sites like the Standing Stones of Stenness. The summit lies 312 m above sea level, and is about 2 miles north of Bathgate. In the 19th century the site was completely concealed by trees, then in 1947–1948 excavations by Stuart Piggott found a series of ritua

Torphichen Preceptory Historic Scotland

Torphichen Preceptory is an unusual remnant of a little known corner of Scottish history. It comprises the tower and the two transepts of the church associated with the Preceptory of the Knights Hospitaller of the Order of St John of Jerusalem. The Order maintained just two such establishments in Britain, the other being in London.

Refuge Stone
Refuge Stone4.15km from Bennie Museum

The 12th century ‘refuge stone’ marks the boundary of Torphichen which was held by the Knights of St John Hospitallers of Jerusalem where they established a Preceptory in 1124. It is one of a number of surviving boundary stones around the village. West Lothian Council worked in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland to carry out the £1000 restoration project.

Cockleroy Hill
Cockleroy Hill5.62km from Bennie Museum

Cockleroi or Cockleroy is a prominent hill in Scotland. It is Linlithgow's local hill. At its summit is a Bronze-Age hill fort known as Wallace's Bed or Wallace's Cradle, which is very similar in structure to another on the nearby Bowden Hill. Also at the summit are an Ordnance Survey triangulation pillar and a geographical indicator.

Eliburn Park
Eliburn Park5.75km from Bennie Museum

Eliburn is an area, primarily residential, in Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland. Eliburn is borderd by Deans to the north, Ladywell to the west and Livingston Village to the south. It has play areas for ages 3-18 years, car park, picnic area, woodland walks around the reservoir, 3 football pitches, a kick pitch, pavilion and a path network that joins up with Livingston’s extensive foot/cycle path network

Dechmont Law
Dechmont Law5.95km from Bennie Museum

Dechmont Law is a hill in Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland. It lies around 700 yards southwest of the village of Dechmont, which provides its name. It is known locally as "Decky Hill" or as "Dechmont Hill". "Deer Hill" is another peak of the same hill, to the northeast of the main peak. It is the highest hill in the Livingston area, and Arthur's Seat and the Pentland Hills can be seen from here, as well as a view down the Almond valley.

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West Lothian
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West Lothian is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland, and was one of its historic counties. The county, which was known as Linlithgowshire,was bounded geographically by the Avon to the west and the Almond to the east. The modern council area occupies a larger area than the historic county.