East Lothian Council

Museums in East Lothian

Visiting our Museums

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East Lothian Museums Service operates four museums:

You can download our Museum Service leaflet in the downloads section at the foot of this page.

We also support Musselburgh Museum, located at 65 High Street, Musselburgh (beneath the Old Town Hall). It is run by the Musselburgh Museum Heritage Group, with assistance from the Museums Service, and is open Thu–Sat, 10.30am–4pm.

The Coastal Communities Museum in North Berwick is a partnership between East Lothian Council and the Coastal Communities Museum Trust.  The aim is provide interesting historical and heritage interpretations of the local area encompassing the town of North Berwick and the surrounding villages of Whitekirk, Dirleton, Gullane and Aberlady.

The John Gray Centre opened in April 2012. It is a new state of the art heritage centre for East Lothian in Haddington. With a lively activities and events programme it is home to:

  • The Haddington Branch Library
  • The East Lothian Local History Centre
  • Museum and Exhibition areas
  • The East Lothian Archives

The Centre is made up from 3 converted listed buildings on Lodge Street in Haddington, there is free WiFi and education and activity space. It has being part-funded through a grant of £1.39m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Dunbar Road, Haddington, EH41 3PJ

Telephone: 01620 820600

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