Prestongrange is a free museum - managed by East Lothian Council Museums - and an open-air site of major importance in the story of Scotland's Industrial Revolution. It was the location of a sixteenth-century harbour, a seventeenth-century glass works, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century potteries and a nineteenth/twentieth-century coal mine and brick works.
Remnants of these former industries can still be seen, including the rare Hoffman Kiln built in 1937 and the Cornish Beam Engine, unique in Scotland as the only beam engine still on the site where it worked.
Family friendly, with lots to see and do!
Prestongrange is a family friendly site, with a dedicated play area located in the Visitor Centre, entertaining trailsheets and outdoor games.
Our cafe - the Pithead Canteen - is located in the Visitor Centre which once served as the miners’ canteen. We serve hot and cold drinks as well as light refreshments.
Prestongrange Museum is excited to be part of the 3 Harbours Arts Festival. Check out our What's On page for detailed descriptions of each event.
Sunday 26th May, 1.30-3.30pm, Sunday afternoon activity: Window Decorating for the 3 Harbours Arts Festival
Friday 31st May, 5-6pm, Parade leaving from Prestongrange launches the festival and will include artists, groups involved in festival as well as pipe band.
Saturday 1st - Sunday 9th June, Exhibition: Inspired by Bellany
Saturday 1st June, Noon–4pm, Battle of Prestonpans Family Day
Sunday 2nd June, 2-3pm, Crans, Creels and Tunes talk