Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum


Tiny Tuesdays

Every Tuesday May-September

Prestongrange Museum

1pm to 2pm

£2 donation

Join us for wee crafts, stories and dance to stimulate children’s creativity. Tiny Tuesdays are a great time for adults to meet, find support and bond with their babies and toddlers.


Edible Archaeology

Sunday 17 May

Prestongrange Museum

1pm to 4pm

Workshops and activities  £1 per person


Take part in hands-on archaeological activities and try some historically inspired food. Our workshops and activities are designed for families and include clay pottery-making, digging (and eating) the layers of a cake to learn about excavation and dissecting artificial poo. Families can also go on an adventure with East Lothian’s Countryside Rangers and learn about nature’s food, medicine and mythology. Workshops and activities cost £1 per person and will be run by heritage professionals including Archaeology Scotland and East Lothian Council Archaeology Services.


This event is part of Festival of Museums and DigIt!2015.



Face Painting Workshop

Saturday 6 June

Prestongrange Museum

1pm, 2pm & 3pm

£5 per person

Ages 10+

Book in advance on 0131 6532904 or

Gather inspiration from our Wild Prestongrange exhibition for this hands-on workshop. Learn basic techniques of professional face painting, including brush and sponge work. Practise on each other and transform yourself into woodland creatures, pink flowers and more!


Wild Afternoon at Prestongrange

Sunday 7 June

Prestongrange Museum

12pm to 3pm 

£2 donation

Ages 6 and under

Celebrate all things wild in this interactive afternoon for wee children and their families. Handle exotic animals, go on a wild storytelling adventure, create natural art and pot plants to take home.




Saturday 5 September

Prestongrange Museum

11am to 4pm

£2 donation per family/group


Step into recreated military camps and try out hands-on activities for families. Meet Romans, Jacobites, a Queen and everyone in between on this time-travelling day of East Lothian’s living history.


End of Season Pirate Party

Friday 25 September

Prestongrange Museum

2pm to 4pm

£TBA per child

Primary school-aged children

Gather young pirates for games, stories, crafts and an outdoor treasure hunt! Our party is perfect for children and their adults to attend.