Prestongrange is a free open-air museum. With both indoor and outdoor sites it a great place to visit no matter the weather. The Visitor Centre is now closed until Easter 2016, but you can still enjoy a visit to the site, which is looking beautiful in its autumn colours at the moment. Why not try our mobile phone tour?
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!