Prestongrange is a free open-air museum. With both indoor and outdoor sites it a great place to visit no matter the weather.
It was the location of a:
- 16th century harbour,
- 17th century glass works,
- 18th/19th century potteries and a
- 19th/20th century coal mine and brick works.
Remnants of these former industries can still be seen today. Highlights include the rare Hoffman Kiln built in 1937 and a 19th century Cornish Beam Engine. The engine is 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 an indoor play area, fun activity sheets, outdoor games, kid friendly snacks and more.
Visiting with small children? Visit our under 5s and kid pages for what to do with your family at Prestongrange.
The Pithead Canteen - cafe - is located in the Visitor Centre which once served as the miners’ canteen. We serve hot and cold drinks as well as light refreshments.