East Lothian Council

Museums in East Lothian

Prestongrange Museum

Beam engine at Prestongrange Museum

History & industry, woodland & wildlife – family friendly museum and café

For over 400 years Prestongrange was a focus of industry. A harbour, glass works, pottery, colliery and brickworks have all left their marks on the landscape including winding gear, a vast brick kiln and a Cornish beam engine. Cradled by woodland the site is now a haven for wildlife where you can explore these monumental relics of Scotland’s industrial heritage.

Free to visit all year round, the site comes alive between April and September when the visitor centre, museum and café are open – all family friendly with an indoor play area for children, activity sheets, outdoor games and exciting events.

We welcome group visits and would be delighted to discuss your requirements with you.

The Museum is free to enter although there may be a small charge for some events and activities.

Fancy staying for a while? Our Pithead Canteen Café is located in the Visitor Centre. It once served as the canteen for the industrial workers at Prestongrange. We have a selection of locally and British baked goods from, serve the finest tea and coffee and have ice cream and children’s options. There are also freshly made sandwiches available at weekends.

Opening Hours

The site is open to the public all day, throughout the year.

The Visitor Centre and exhibitions are open between 11.30am and 4.30pm from April to September.

Address & Contact Details

Prestongrange Museum, Morrison's Haven, Prestonpans, East Lothian EH32 9RX

Tel: 0131 653 2904 | prestongrange@btconnect.com | www.prestongrange.org

Access Guide

For more information on access please visit disabledGo - Prestongrange Museum Visitor Centre.


Find out more about our Events, Activities and Exhibitions.

See Also

Why not enjoy a day out and visit one of the other attractions in the area. Find out more on the Visit East Lothian website.

How To Find Us

By TRAIN – Wallyford and Prestonpans Stations are both about 30 minutes walk from the museum. Both stations are served by regular services in and out of Edinburgh Waverley. For timetables and details see www.scotrail.co.uk.

By BUS – The number 26 bus stops right outside the museum, for timetables see www.lothianbuses.com.

By CAR - Prestongrange is signposted off the A1 and the B1348 and B1361. There is ample free parking available on site and coaches are welcome. Electric car charging points are available a short distance away at the Wallyford Park and Choose.

By BIKE – Visitors on bikes are welcome at Prestongrange and you can securely lock your bike just outside the Visitor Centre. Cycle maps are available for purchase at Prestongrange or at www.spokes.org.uk. For planned cycle routes in the area see www.cycle-route.com.

On FOOT: we are just off the John Muir Way and welcome walkers.

Dunbar Road, Haddington, EH41 3PJ

Telephone: 01620 820600

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.