A haven for wildlife amid monumental relics of Scotland's industrial heritage. Open air museum free to visit all year. Visitor centre, exhibitions and family activities.
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. 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 April and October when the Visitor Centre, exhibitions and other buildings are open. Take a guided tour and discover the history of the site – a story of monks, mining and industrial might spanning over 800 years. Prestongrange is family friendly, with activities available. The visitor centre and museum are fully accessible and pushchair friendly with toilets and baby change facilities.
Prestongrange is a convenient stopping point on both the John Muir Way and the National Cycle Network Route 76.
The Visitor Centre is now closed for the winter season, reopening 1st April 2023.
Outdoor elements of the site can be visited all year round.
Located on Route Section(s)
- 8 Edinburgh to Prestonpans
- 9 Prestonpans to North Berwick
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