East Lothian Museum Service Headquarters

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The Service came into existence in 1990 with the appointment of the first Museums Officer. However, a museum had been run in North Berwick by the District Council since 1975. We support Prestongrange Museum and Dunbar Town House.

Collections that are not on display are held in our environmentally-controlled store at the Museums Service Headquarters in Haddington. While this is not open to the public, appointments can be arranged to view specific objects upon request.

In addition, the Service supports activities by community groups across East Lothian and puts on exhibitions and events.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Not open to the public. Access by appointment

Admission charges

Free entry


  • Museums Association

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Natural Sciences, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Medicine, Music, Weapons and War, Coins and Medals, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Land Transport, Maritime

East Lothian Museum Service Headquarters
Dunbar Road
East Lothian
EH41 3PJ






01620 820600

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.