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Displays and on-line exhibitions

BP temp display pic

From Scottish Shale to Worldwide Fame exhibition which is currently on display within the museum

 

Burngrange; fifteen lives lost underground

The current temporary exhibition displays some of the items that the miners would have used down Burngrange pit and some of the awards they received for their bravery. Alongside the exhibition case is a series of exhibition banners, produced in partnership with the Calder History Group, to commemorate the seventieth anniversery of the explosion and underground fire at Burngrange No.1 & 2 pit, in which fifteen men lost their lives. See Burngrange index.

 

Danger! Men At Work

A previous temporary museum exhibition which highlighted some of the objects that posed a threat to a shale miner during his working day alongside some of the equipment designed to improve health and safety conditions. Download as PDF

 

From Pits to Trenches

A poster display examining the Shale Oil industry's contribution to the war effort during World War One. Compiled November 2014; Special thanks to Alexei McDonald for his contribution to this research. Currently on display at Livingston North railway station. Download as PDF file (8.2MB)

 

From Scottish Shale to Worldwide Fame

A previous temporary museum exhibition which displayed the range of products that were manufactured from shale oil alongside some of the interesting and unique items from the BP Archive which is housed at the Museum of the Scottish Shale Oil Industry. Download as PDF

 

Quoiting

A previous temporary museum display highlighting some local stars from the popular leisure activity of quoiting. Download as PDF

 

The Shale Trail

A beginners guide to the shale oil industry: originally an A3 size leaflet, offering an illustrated introduction to the Scottish shale oil industry and the sites of the associated with it. Download as PDF

 

Shale Villages

Display panels from a travelling exhibition celebrating the communities that served the shale oil industry, and exploring the villages constructed by the oil companies to house their workforce. The exhibition was one outcome of the "Shale Villages" project, undertaken in 2009-10 with support from Heritage Lottery Fund and West Lothian LEADER. Each display board is presented as a PDF, about 1.5MB in size.

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