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
Victorian Miners Gala Day
- 14 May 2016 12-4pm
Join us this Festival of Museums weekend at Prestongrange Museum for a special gala day to mark the opening of the Museum’s Cornish Beam Pumping Engine. This Victorian marvel brought a golden age of better working conditions and higher productivity to Prestongrange. Join the engineers for a well-earned rest and a chance to embrace the holiday atmosphere in this fun packed gala day including afternoon tea and fairground inspired treats. Dalkeith and Monktonhall Brass Band will play three half hour concerts in front of the iconic pithead baths. Enjoy choral performances of Victorian and well known songs from local singers. Storytellers will create intrigue and will bring a cabinet of curiosities for the brave to peer into! There’ll be special tours of the beam engine and a puppeteer will deliver Punch and Judy Shows.
Free, £2 suggested donation per family
East Lothian Museums
Prestongrange Museum - in season
0131 653 2904
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