John Gray Centre

John Gray Centre
15 Lodge Street
East Lothian
EH41 3DX




01620 820690

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John Gray Centre

The John Gray Centre Museum is located on the first floor of the Centre. This 5-star museum tells the story of East Lothian from its earliest settlers to present-day communities. Explore the land, the sea and the people of this historic region through our film, audio guides, activity sheets and handling objects. The Centre also contains the Haddington branch library and East Lothian Archives and Local History Centre.

Venue Type:

Library, Museum, Archive

Opening hours

Monday–Friday, 10am–5pm; Saturday, 10am–4pm; Sunday, 1pm–4pm
Museum closed Wednesday and Thursday from 1 October to 31 March. For opening hours for library, archive and local history centre, see

Admission charges

Free entry

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

The Magic of Masks and Puppets

  • Until 20 May 2015 *on now
  • From 21 March 2015

This fun and interactive exhibition for the whole family is packed with visual art, design, craft, drama, history and world culture. Highlights include animatronics from film, puppets by contemporary Scottish makers and shadow puppets from Java, Indonesia and Greece. Plus, put on your own puppet show! This exhibition is presented by the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Spring bunnies and Easter masks

  • 27 March 2015 2:30-3:30pm *on now

Come along for a fun-filled Easter craft session for the whole family. Get busy making spring bunnies and Easter masks to take home.


£2.50 per child

Fiddles, Folklore and Food

  • 15 May 2015 7-9pm

Join us for our adults-only evening Fiddles, Folklore and Food, featuring organic food and beer-tasting. You can enjoy traditional musical performances by local folk band Curmudgeon and Mod-winning Gaelic singer Renate Gertz. Meet some jaunty fishwives to learn about the county’s coastal history and attend a folklore-themed mini-mask or puppet-making workshop. Please note that food and drink not included is not included in the ticket. This event is part of the Festival of Museums.

Suitable for

  • 18+


£5 Per Person