Explore mighty Prestongrange, a former hive of industry that employed thousands and revel in its tranquillity today. Free entry to all displays.
Prestongrange is a site of major importance in the story of Scotland's Industrial Revolution. It was the location of a sixteenth century harbour, a seventeenth century glass works, eighteenth and nineteenth century potteries and a nineteenth/twentieth century colliery and brick works. Remnants of these former industries can still be seen, and many of the structures are still intact including the rare Hoffman Kiln and the Cornish Beam Engine which is unique in Scotland. Our friendly and knowledgeable Museum Assistants are delighted to welcome you at the Visitor Centre where there is a museum display about the site and local industries. You can explore Prestongrange by foot and learn more about the site using our self-guided mobile phone tour.
At the moment we are unable to offer a café, shop or children’s area however, these facilities will be brought back as and when we are able. We have a tourist information area and toilets are available to museum visitors.
In line with Scottish Government guidelines we have introduced a range of safety measures. All visits must now be pre-booked, not all of our activities, exhibits or interactives are available at the moment and your visit might feel a little different, however, you can still expect the same friendly welcome and enjoyable visit. You can find more information about visiting on this page - Visiting Safely.