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 in the summer when the Visitor Centre containing a museum and café is open - all family friendly with an indoor play area for children, activity sheets, outdoor games and exciting events.

We offer guided tours at set times for a small charge or there is a free audio tour available using headsets borrowed from the Visitor Centre or on your mobile phone. You can find accessibility information about the Visitor Centre and the site on the Euan's Guide website. Details of the current programme are available on the events and exhibitions pages and through Facebook and Twitter @PG_Museum. We welcome group visits and would be delighted to discuss your requirements with you.

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 lovely selection of locally made baked goods, 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

April to September: Monday - Sunday, 11:30am to 4:30pm


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

How to find us

  • By train: Wallyford and Prestonpans Stations are both about 30 minutes walk from the museum.
  • By bus: there is a bus stop right outside the museum.
  • By bike: visitors on bikes are welcome and you can securely lock your bike just outside the Visitor Centre.
  • On foot: we are just off the John Muir Way and welcome walkers.
  • By car: we are signposted off the A1 and the B1348 and B1361, there is free parking is available on site and coaches are welcome. Electric car charging points are available at the Wallyford Park and Choose.