During the months of April to September Prestongrange comes alive when our Visitor Centre, exhibitions, cafe and historical buildings are open to the public. Be sure to visit us for; a guided tour that animates the site, one of our fun and family friendly events, or for a cup of tea and a chat.
Outside of these months the whole site is still open and there is plenty to explore. You can tour the site using your mobile phone - just call the numbers on the signposts around the site.
Visitor Centre, Exhibitions, Cafe and Gift Shop Months: 1 April – 30 September
Days: Monday - Sunday
Times: 11.30am - 4.30pm
1 April to 30 September
Open 7 days a week
11:30am - 4:30pm
The Pithead Canteen is located in the Visitor Centre, which once served as the canteen for the industrial workers at Prestongrange.
We have a selection of locally and British baked goods, serve the finest tea supplied by Eteaket, Luca's Ice Cream and children's options. Fresh local sandwiches by The Howff are available at weekends.
Please note we can only accept cash.
Times: Drop in during opening hours
Cost: £2.70 per person
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Guided tours are booked and begin at the Visitor Centre
The best way to explore Prestongrange is by taking a guided tour with one of our knowledgeable, friendly members of staff. Join us to discover the history and stories of the site that will paint a picture of monks, mining and industrial might that spans more than 800 years.
The tour includes information about the Hoffman Kiln, Pottery and Glassworks area, Beam Engine, Powerhouse and the workers Canteen (Visitor Centre). This tour truly brings Prestongrange to life!
Prestongrange Museum is located on the coast road between Musselburgh and Prestonpans, on the John Muir Way coastal path, just eight miles from central Edinburgh. We have free on street parking at the museum.
Use Traveline +44 (0)871 2002233 to plan your trip or click
here to get directions.