East Lothian Museums
Prestongrange Museum - in season
0131 653 2904
Museum Headquarters - general enquiries
Prestongrange is a site of major importance in the story of Scotland’s Industrial Revolution. Visitors can discover the story of the harbour, glass works, pottery, colliery and brickworks.
Museum, Heritage site, Industrial heritage site
Monday–Sunday, 11.30am–4.30pm (Apr–Oct)
- Museums Association
ELMS Collections comprise some 25,000 items, ranging from steam locomotives to fine art, and including local archaeology, ceramics, textiles and costume, natural history specimens, as well as objects illustrating domestic, working and community life. Those not on display are held at our store in Haddington.
Social History, Science and Technology, Industry, Coins and Medals, Archaeology, Agriculture
Key artists and exhibits
- Stone Anchors
- Bronze Age Beaker
- Friendly Society Banners
- Yeomanry Costume
- Makmerry Pottery
- John Bellany
- Henry Raeburn
- William Darling Mackay
Wild Weekend for Wee Ones
- 18 May 2014 1-4pm
Discover John Muir’s love of all things wild and wonderful in this event. Get up close and personal with creatures such as crabs, snakes, skunks, spiders, and more! There will be a Nature Play area based on the different senses and a buggy-friendly nature trail. Imaginative play sessions will show your children the beauty of nature - and transform them into wild animals themselves through games, songs, and storytelling! On display will be highlights from the Museum’s collection showing nature and wildlife from the local area, and there will be hands-on activities from the Ranger Service.
Suggested donation £2.00 per family/group