Prestongrange Museum

Morrison's Haven, Prestonpans, EH32 9RX
Phone: 0131 653 2904

Prestongrange at Morison’s Haven was a bustling former industrial complex and is now home to Prestongrange Museum. Explore the Visitor Centre exhibition.

For centuries Prestongrange was a place of intense industrial activity. A harbour, glass works, pottery, colliery and brickworks have all left their marks on the landscape. Cradled by woodland with views out over the Forth the site is now a haven for wildlife where you are free to roam and explore monumental relics of Scotland’s industrial heritage. Enjoy our audio telephone tour and interpretation boards exploring the history of the site. Discover giant machines such as the pit head winding gear and a Cornish beam engine, fantastic structures like the powerhouse and a vast brick kiln as well as coal wagons, a steam crane and much more besides.

The site is free to visit all year round but it comes alive between between April and September when the Visitor Centre, exhibitions, café and other buildings are open. Take a guided tour with one of our knowledgeable members of staff and discover the history of the site – a story of monks, mining and industrial might spanning over 800 years.

If you can’t join us in person this Doors Open Days weekend, we will have a podcast “From Monks to Miners” available soon on our social media channels and you can take a virtual tour of the site while listening to the audio commentary on the John Gray Centre website.


Visit in Person

Prestongrange Museum is open 7 days a week from 11.30am until 4.30pm during the summer months. Due to the late opening this season we are extending our seasonal opening date until 31st October.

Booking is preferred but not essential. Please call 0131 653 2904 or email us at

During Doors Open Day Weekend we will be hosting regular guided tours of the Museum site and have a variety of children’s crafts on offer. We also also have a lovely takeaway cafe selling hot and cold drinks, freshly filled sandwiches/wraps/rolls, Luca’s ice cream and a selection of cakes and snacks.








Visit in Person!

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