Welcome to Prestongrange
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. Visiting with small children? We have tons to offer for under 5s.
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 is free to visit and is open 1 April - 30 September.