Heritage Centres

For all local history and family history enquiries please email local.studies@west-dunbarton.gov.uk or call 01389 608965

This new community heritage facility includes a small museum plus two rooms for meetings, classes and workshops. 

The story of the Vale of Leven is told here through the West Dunbartonshire Council Museum Collections.

Print blocks and fabric samples from the local textile industry are displayed alongside features on Turkey red, the Argyll Motor Works and the Ewing-Gilmour family. 4000 year old archaeological finds from Alexandria sit alongside the more recent histories of Alexandria, Balloch, Bonhill, Jamestown and Renton. 

Accounts of the record breaking football clubs Renton and the Vale of Leven are included and a small selection of fine art showcases a fine painting of the Vale of Leven alongside portraits of Mr and Mrs Ewing Gilmour.


  • Public Toilets: Yes
  • Disabled Access: Yes (lift to 1st Floor Heritage Centre & activity spaces)


  • Free Admission