Almond Valley's Recognised collection celebrates Scotland's pioneering shale oil industry, and includes objects illustrating mining, retorting and refining processes, the products of the industry, and how they were marketed. The museum archive holds the surviving official records of the shale oil companies.
Almond Valley Heritage Trust
Almond Valley Heritage Centre
Almond Valley is on the outskirts of Livingston, West Lothian, just two miles from junction 3 of the M8, the main Edinburgh to Glasgow motorway. Follow the brown tourist signs for “Almond Valley Heritage Centre”. We are at the heart of Scotland, about 15 miles from the centre of Edinburgh and 30 miles from Glasgow.
Almond Valley is about a mile from Livingston North railway station, which enjoys a regular service (up to four trains an hour) on the Edinburgh to Glasgow line via Bathgate. For details of train services visit Scotrail or Trainline. Livingston North station is about a mile from Almond Valley and linked by various local bus services. Alternatively a walk via Livingston’s attractive (but sometimes confusing) network of footpaths should take about 30 minutes
We recommend that you plan your journey using TravelLine Scotland. Just type “Almond Valley Heritage Centre” as your destination and full details of trains and connecting bus services will be provided. For tickets and up to date railway timetables, please visit Scotrail or Trainline.