Almond Valley Heritage Centre

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Location: M8 exit Junction 3, A899 to Livingston, A705 to Almond Valley. Signposted.
(55.885822, -3.546003)
Open: All year daily 10-17.
Closed on 25-DEC, 26-DEC, 01-JAN, 02-JAN.
Fee: Adults GBP 4, Children GBP 3, Seniors GBP 3, Family (2+4) GBP 14.
Classification: MineOil Mine
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours:
Address: Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Millfield, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 7AR, Scotland, Tel: +44-1506-414957, Fax: +44-1506-497771. E-mail: contact
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This is a Disneyland version of a shale oil museum. There are plenty of hands-on activities for children. They can crawl through tunnels and hunt for fossils, and blow oily bubbles.

There is a mini zoo called Mill Farm; with chickens, lambs and other animals. Other features are a working watermill, a riverside walk, an indoor adventure playground, soft play area, and during summer months, trailer rides, and trips on the narrow-gauge railway.

Good value for a whole day out.

Text by Tony Oldham (2007). With kind permission.