John Gray Centre Museum

15 Lodge Street, Haddington. East Lothian,, EH41 3DX
Phone: 01620 820 690

Discover the history of East Lothian in 1000 objects in this innovative interactive museum at the heart of the county. Admission is free.

Uncover how ordinary and extraordinary people earned their living and spent their time from the Stone Age to the present day. The museum hosts a changing programme of art and historical exhibitions including many curated by East Lothian residents. Most visitors take around half an hour to an hour to see everything.

Visitors will see that the Museum looks a little different with various safety measures introduced to help guide visitors and keep everyone safe. Further details about in-person visits can be found below, alternatively, if you can’t make it along to see us in Haddington we also have a virtual tour of our current Jacobite Exhibition available to view below and, with even more details, on our website.

Visit in Person

Our opening times on Saturday 25th September will be 10am till 3.30pm. We close from 1pm – 2pm for lunch. Booking is preferred but not essential by calling 01620 820 690 or email

We will have exhibition related crafts for children and a selection of themed exhibition stock to purchase in our Museum Shop. While you are at the museum you might also enjoy our latest temporary exhibition:

“Hey Johnnie Cope!” The Battle of Prestonpans in art, song and story

This exhibition, marking 275 years since the end of the last Jacobite rising, explores how the cultural legacy of the battle has long outlasted its immediate consequences. From paintings to pamphlets, from songbooks to the silver screen, discover how the story of the Battle of Prestonpans and its two commanding generals have been told through literature and the arts.







Visit in Person!

Visit Virtually

Edinburgh and East Lothian Doors Open Days is supported by:

Arnold Clark Community FundHinshelwood Gibson TrustEuropean Heritage DaysScottish Civic TrustUrwin Studio Edinburgh Web Design

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