Museums 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.

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.

Musselburgh Museum

65 High Street
Musselburgh EH21 7BZ

musselburghmuseum.org.uk

Musselburgh Museum is a fascinating visit for all ages. Discover the long and remarkable history of the Honest Toun through the changing displays and exhibitions, and have fun with the activities for children and families.

John Gray Centre

15 Lodge Street
Haddington EH41 3DX

johngraycentre.org

The John Gray Centre Museum is located on the first floor of the centre. This 5-star museum tells the story of East Lothian from its earliest settlers to present-day communities.

East Lothian Museum Service Headquarters

Dunbar Road
Haddington EH41 3PJ

goo.gl

The Museums Service operates museums at: John Gray Centre; Prestongrange; Dunbar Town House; John Muir's Birthplace. We also support the Musselburgh Museum and Heritage Group to operate Musselburgh Museum and the Coastal Communities Museum Trust to operate the Coastal Communities Museum.

Dunbar Town House Museum & Gallery

High Street
Dunbar EH42 1ER

goo.gl

The historic Dunbar Town House, built towards the end of the 16th century, contains what is considered Scotland's oldest functioning council chamber. Spanning a history of more than 400 years, the building has recently been given a 21st-century refurbishment and has a brand new museum and gallery exhibition space managed by the museums Service.

Coastal Communities Museum

School Road
North Berwick EH39 4JU

coastalmuseum.org

The volunteer-run Coastal Communities Museum aims to bring to life the history of the towns and villages of the coastal ward. There is a varied programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year.