Prestongrange Museum

Prestongrange Museum
Morrison's Haven
East Lothian
EH32 9RX


Prestongrange Museum

East Lothian Museums



Prestongrange Museum - in season

0131 653 2904

Museum Headquarters - general enquiries

01620 820600

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The Beam Engine at Prestongrange
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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Monday–Sunday, 11.30am–4.30pm (Apr–Oct)

Admission charges

Free admission


  • 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.

Collection details

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
  • Golf
  • Curling
  • Pottery
  • Makmerry Pottery
  • Fishing
  • Farming
  • Tourism
  • John Bellany
  • Henry Raeburn
  • William Darling Mackay
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Children with spades

Edible Archaeology

  • 17 May 2015 1-4pm

Dig in! Paul Hollywood would find it hard to find our archaeological day 'too dry' with our tasty layered cake providing fantastic visuals (and edibles) for teaching your young 'uns all there is to know about a real excavation! This fun-filled family day out is packed with exciting activities that explore just what our ancestors were up to - whether hunting for food, preparing meals in the kitchen - or even on the toilet! Everyone is welcome to have a go at making their own clay drinking vessel, styling a foraging hat out of recycled materials or learning ancient techniques for making some bread Mr Hollywood would be proud of. We're also asking for some intrepid explorers to join us in an adventure through the woodlands to learn about nature's food, medicine and mythology. Ready, steady, DIG!

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