Almond Valley Heritage Centre

Almond Valley Heritage Centre
Livingston Village
EH54 7AR




01506 414957


01506 497771

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An innovative museum packed full of things to prod, sniff, shake and discover, with activities to make all the family smile and wonder.

Venue Type:

Museum, Agricultural site, Industrial heritage site, Transport heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Daily 1000-1700

closed only on the 25th & 26th December, 1 & 2 January

Admission charges

£5.50 adults and £4 for children (age 3-17 years) Family Ticket (2 & 2) £17


  • Museums Association

Crawl through tunnels, hunt for fossils, explore secret works and invest your savings in Scotland's famous shale oil industry. Blow oily bubbles, become a sanitary inspector, and explore a microscopic universe. Meet the friendly animals of Mill Farm; get face to face with lambs, chicks and other new arrivals. Explore the working watermill and enjoy a riverside walk. There's an indoor adventure playground, a soft play area, and on summer weekends, trailer rides and trips on the narrow-gauge railway.

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Industry, Land Transport, Natural Sciences, Science and Technology

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Shale Tales & Fossil Fun

  • 17 May 2014 11am-4:30pm

Experience West Lothian’s industrial history like never before in a unique storytelling and craft extravaganza that the whole family can enjoy!

Kids and adults alike can see shale mining come to life before their very eyes at the interactive storytelling and shadow puppet sessions. If you and your little ones prefer to be a bit more hands-on then how about learning a few fun fossil facts before trying your hand at making your very own fossil or get busy with beeswax and learn the local candlemaking technique.


Free entry to F of M event with admission price to Almond Valley – £6.50 for adults, £5.00 for children aged 3-15 years and senior citizens. Family tickets –
2 adults and 2 children = £21
2 adults and 3 children = £25