Prestongrange Museum has now reopened and in line with Scottish Government guidelines we have introduced a range of safety measures at the Museum. Visits to the museum can be prebooked using the contact details on this page or there are usually walk up slots available. Not all of our activities, exhibits or interactives are available and your visit might feel a little different, however, you can still expect the same friendly welcome and enjoyable visit. You can find more information about visiting on this page 'Visiting Safely'.

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 opens. There is an exhibition about the site and a free audio tour available using headsets borrowed from the Visitor Centre or on your mobile phone. Please note that we are unable to offer guided tours and our Pithead Canteen Café remains closed at present. You can find accessibility information about the Visitor Centre and the site on Accessability Guides website (external link). Details of the current programme are available on the events and exhibitions pages and through Facebook and Twitter @PG_Museum (external links). We welcome group visits and would be delighted to discuss your requirements with you.

Opening hours

  • 10:30am to 3:30pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 31 March 2022


  • the museum is free to enter although there may be a small charge for some events and activities - donations are welcome
  • please email us via the link on this page to book your visit

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