East Lothian Council

Museums in East Lothian

Musselburgh Museum

A museum for Musselburgh

Musselburgh Museum offers a unique and interesting visit for all ages

Discover the history of the Honest Toun from earliest times, through its Roman settlement and medieval upheaval, to its former valuable industrial mill complex, thriving agricultural, mining and fishing communities.

The Museum is operated by the volunteers of Musselburgh Museum and Heritage Group with support from East Lothian Council.

The museum has a programme of changing displays and exhibitions, so there is always something new to see. There are also activities for children and families.

Groups including school parties are welcome at Musselburgh Museum. Please get in touch before your visit so we can discuss your requirements and make sure your visit is a success.

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

If you are here for the day there is a good selection of places to eat and drink with something to offer every taste within a short walk.

Opening Hours

Thursday to Saturday 10:30am to 4:30pm between Easter and October although these hours may vary.

Please see the museum website for full details.

Address & Contact Details

65 High Street, Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 7BA.

Tel: +44 (0)131 665 6642 | mmxmusselburgh@gmail.com | www.musselburghmuseum.org.uk

Access Guide

For more information on access please visit disabledGo - Musselburgh Museum.


Find out more about our Events, Activities and Exhibitions.

See Also

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

How To Find Us

By TRAIN – Both Musselburgh and Wallyford Stations are about 30 minutes walk away. For timetables see www.scotrail.co.uk. There are regular bus connections to Musselburgh town centre. 

By BUS - Lothian Buses services 26, 30 and 44 run regularly from Edinburgh City Centre to Musselburgh High Street. For timetables see www.lothianbuses.co.uk.

FirstBus service 44A,44B,44C, 124 and 129 runs from Ocean Terminal through Musselburgh to Haddington. For timetables see www.firstgroup.com.

By BIKE - Cycle maps are available for purchase at www.spokes.org.uk. For planned cycle routes in the area see www.cycle-route.com.

By CAR – The Museum is signposted within Muselburgh and local on street parking is available a couple of minutes walk from the museum. There are also disabled parking bays next to the Old Town Hall, which is a short walk from the museum. Electric car charging points are available at Musselburgh Sports Centre, Newbigging Road, Musselburgh, EH21 7AS.

On FOOT - We are located not far off the route of the John Muir Way and welcome walkers.

A one-stop-shop for what’s on in the area

Dunbar Road, Haddington, EH41 3PJ

Telephone: 01620 820600

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