Coastal Communities Museum

The Coastal Communities Museum will open on 13 April 2022 and in line with Scottish Government guidelines the Coastal Communities Museum Trust has introduced a range of safety measures at the Museum. Not all of the activities, exhibits or interactives are available at the moment and your visit might feel a little different, however, you can still expect the same friendly welcome and enjoyable visit. More information is available on the museum website (external link).

Travel through time and discover more about the history and pre-history of this captivating coastline and associated hinterland. At the museum you can view an eclectic range of objects between 3,000 years and a few decades old. Adults and children alike can seek and find answers to burning questions, try some hands-on activities and boost their local knowledge. At different points throughout the year the display changes and more information can be found on the events and exhibitions pages or on the Coastal Communities Museum website (external link). We welcome group visits and would be delighted to discuss your requirements with you. You can keep in touch with us on Facebook.

The museum is operated by volunteers from the Coastal Communities Museum Trust with support from East Lothian Council. Located in a 19th century school building, above North Berwick Library, the museum is only 5 minutes along the seafront from the Scottish Seabird Centre.

Opening hours

  • From 13 April to October 2022 Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 4pm


  • 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: the station is about 15 minutes walk from the museum
  • by bus: there are regular bus services to North Berwick from Edinburgh, Dunbar and Haddington
  • by bike: visitors on bikes are welcome and you can securely lock your bike just outside the museum
  • on foot: we are just off the John Muir Way and welcome walkers
  • by car: there is limited car parking at the museum with a number of spaces reserved for disabled visitors.There is a pay and display car park a short walk away at East Road. Electric car charging points are available at North Berwick Sports Centre