Edinburgh's Reminiscence Project • Established 1986

The Wee Museum of Memory (West Lothian)

In collaboration with West Lothian Council Museums Service, our West Lothian Unit in the Centre, Livingston, welcomes visitors ?? days a week.

The charm of our unit lies in the fascinating moments when a visitor discovers something, often tucked away, sparking the sharing of long-forgotten memories. A small purse from a childhood holiday, a tin used for weekly budgeting, or a tea/sugar tin triggering recollections of apprenticeship days when making tea for workmates was a significant task and training experience.

Beyond individual experiences, it's heartwarming to witness families—parents and children of all ages—coming together to share stories and memories. Grandparents demonstrate the use of a carpet beater, while grown-up daughters share laughter with their mothers over memories of heated rollers or the perplexing knitted toilet roll cover with a doll. These interactions prompt reflections on bygone practices and the quirky choices of the past.

The Wee Museum of Memory (West Lothian)'s Practical information

Opening hours

The Wee Museum of Memory (West Lothian) is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Other days may vary or by arrangement.


Find us in the old British Hearth Foundation shop, unit 85 between Your Move and William Hill, at The Centre, Livingston, EH54 6HR.

Parking and access

Paid parking available in centre carparks.
Disabled access is excellent. Wheelchairs and mobility scooters can be hired from Lothian Shopmobility, in The Centre Car Park 1.