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 16th century harbour, a 17th century glass works, 18th and 19th century potteries and a 19th/20th 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. Pop into our welcoming cafe for hot drinks and wrapped snacks. We have a shop and tourist information area and toilets all available to museum visitors.