Opening Times
Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum


Opening Times



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.


Find out more about us on Euan's Guide here


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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 cakes, sandwiches, snacks and Luca's Ice Cream. We serve fine teas, coffees and cold drinks.
Please note we can only accept cash.



Guided Tours & Group Visits

Times: Tours are available at 12:15pm, 2:15pm and 3:15pm
Cost: £2.80 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 loves to welcome groups and we can provide specialised guided tours and light lunches. Advanced group bookings are needed, so we can provide you with the best possible experience. There is coach parking available on site, with advance notice, the dropping-off point is located at the Visitor Centre. We especially welcome school and other learning and commuity groups. Get in touch to find out more!


Find Us

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.
By Bus
Prestongrange is served by the 26 bus operated by Lothian Buses.
By Train
Wallyford Station is within 20 minutes walk of Prestongrange. More details and timetables are available from the Scotrail Website.
By Bicycle or On Foot
Prestongrange is next to the John Muir Way, a long distance path which links Edinburgh to the Scottish Borders.
It is also on the National Cycle Network Route 76, from Edinburgh to Berwick (and Stirling to St Andrews).