Historic places to visit in East Lothian


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Prestongrange Museum

Morrison's Haven
Prestonpans EH32 9RX

prestongrange.org

Prestongrange is a site of major importance in the story of Scotland's Industrial Revolution. Visitors can discover the story of the harbour, glass works, pottery, colliery and brickworks. Collections: East Lothian Museum Service collections comprise some 25,000 items, ranging from steam locomotives to fine art, and including local archaeology, ceramics, textiles and costume, natural history specimens, as well as objects illustrating domestic, working and community life. Those not on display are held at our store in Haddington.

Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot

East Linton EH40 3DS

goo.gl

Stunningly picturesque mill the present buildings being from the 18th century, though there has been a mill on this site since the 16th century. The mill was used commercially until 1959 and visitors can still experience the working machinery on a tour today. A working watermill in a picturesque setting. Exhibition on the history of milling and the millers at Preston Mill Short walk to Phantassie Doocot currently inhabited by birds.

Newhailes

Newhailes Road
Musselburgh EH21 6RY

nts.org.uk

An amazing survival of early 18th century decorative art and collections, surrounded by an 18th century designed landscape. 17th century villa, later significantly added to by the Dalrymple family, who were influential figures of the Scottish Enlightenment. Superb example of James Smith's domestic Palladian architecture.

National Museum of Flight Scotland

East Fortune Airfield
East Fortune EH39 5LF

nms.ac.uk

Discover the extraordinary story of our human ambition to take to the skies. East Fortune played an important role as an airfield during two World Wars.

John Muir's Birthplace

126 High Street
Dunbar EH42 1JJ

jmbt.org.uk

Born in Dunbar in 1838, John Muir emigrated with his parents to the United States where he campaigned for the preservation of natural environments through his work as an environmentalist, geologist and botanist. John Muir's life and work has inspired people all over the world. Now the Dunbar birthplace of the pioneering conservationist has been transformed into a new visitor attraction. Our family-friendly interpretative centre explores the work and achievements of this remarkable man.