800 Years of History!
Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum



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 th
e 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.

Visitor Centre

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.