Musselburgh Museum

Discover the history of the 'Honest Toun' from earliest times, through its Roman settlement and medieval upheaval to its former valuable industrial mill complex and 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. It has a programme of changing displays and exhibitions, so there is always something new to see. There are also activities for children and families and we welcome group visits. Just get in touch - we would be delighted to discuss your requirements.

Opening hours

Musselburgh Museum will reopen spring 2024


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 Musselburgh stations are about 30 minutes walk or a short bus ride away
  • by bus: the museum is on a number of bus routes from Edinburgh and towns in East Lothian
  • by bike: visitors on bikes are welcome and you can securely lock your bike near the museum.
  • on foot: we are close to the John Muir Way and welcomes walkers
  • by car: The Museum is signposted within Musselburgh. Parking is available a couple of minutes walk from the museum. There are 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.