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Museum Collection by theme

Here you'll find the Museum Collection broken down into a series of themes. The material listed is not exhaustive and it only a selection of that available. You can find all the digitised material listed in numerical order.

Books and Publications

Technical and local history books and publications

Certificates and medals

Certificates and medals awarded to those working in the shale industry

Maps and plans

Maps and plans related to the shale oil industry


Newspaper clippings related to the shale oil industry


A wide range of personal and industrial objects


Patents awarded for shale mining inventions


Photographs of miners, machinery, vehicles, and villages


Politics in the shale field

Road and Rail

Photographs and objects relating to lorries, trains and railway stations

Staff picks

Staff favourites from the Museum Collection

Wages and Salaries

Salaries and wages




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We are happy to licence use of many images, extracts, and other resources of this website under a Creative Commons attribution, non-commercial licence (Scotland). See full copyright statement. Such material should be attributed to Almond Valley Heritage Trust and, where practical, a hyperlink provided to www.scottishshale.co.uk.