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 30 YEARS of the Bennie Museum

Bathgate Bennie Museum – Opened 1989

Bennie Museum – Opened 1989

The Bennie Museum opened on 20th May 1989 as a museum of Bathgate’s history and life. It is run entirely by Volunteers under the management of a Charitable Trust.

The picture is of the main museum building and entrance.


Disabled access

Opening Hours

Admission is free and the museum is open almost every day of the year:

11am – 4pm (April to September)
11am -3.30pm (October to March).

Special openings can be arranged for parties booking in advance.

Educational visits are welcome, and can be guided by a qualified teacher.

Our Collections

Special exhibitions are mounted on a regular basis, covering subjects as diverse as the annual Newlands Day Procession, local anniversaries, and subjects of general interest, such as toys.

If anyone has copies of Newlands’ Day Procession programmes from pre-world war 1 ,between the wars ,or 1946 to 1950 and are willing to donate or lend them to the Museum we would be pleased to hear from you as this would enable us to complete our collection.

The museum organises public lectures on specific subjects twice a year. These are normally held in May and November, in the Regal Theatre, Bathgate. Further details are available by telephoning the museum.

Educational visits are welcome, and can be guided by a qualified teacher.

your can search our collection HERE

Inside the Museum


A selection of Postcards, Pencils and Bookmarks available from the Bennie Museum in Bathgate.

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Find our Museum

The Bennie Museum
9-11 Mansefield Street Bathgate West Lothian EH48 4HU Car parking opposite Directions from railway station: Walk towards town centre (The Steelyard) and up George Street. Turn left at top and take first right into Mansefield Street.

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One of Helpers Tel: 01506 634944



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