Your Local place for all things about our town.
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.
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..
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
There is a car park opposite the Museum.
9-11 Mansefield Street
Directions from the Railway station
Walk towards town centre (The Steelyard) and up George Street. Turn left at top and take first right into Mansefield Street.