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Interesting Museum

Very friendly and helpful staff. An interesting place. Interesting to see how it thrived and then... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Adrianwoot
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Crewe, United Kingdom
Prestongrange Brick and Fireclay Works

My father Thomas Law was the Manager of the above works from 1936 to 1963. In 1936 the Company was... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
ravenshaugh6
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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Prestongrange is a site of major importance in the story of Scotland's Industrial Revolution. We are a family friendly site, with a dedicated play area located in the Visitor Centre, entertaining trail sheets and outdoor games with an open play...more
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All reviews beam engine information boards very friendly and helpful staff industrial history an interesting place audio tour local area visitor center train tracks salt pans outdoor toys coal visitors cafe woods edinburgh brickworks
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

Attractive open spaces and large real, train tracks, carriages, coal trucks etc. Not to mention the huge beam engine and she'd. It's great for kids and adults interested in mining and railways. Lovely wee cafe/visitor center. Great, well resourced kids area and ice cream!!

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Reviewed 19 August 2018

Very friendly and helpful staff. An interesting place. Interesting to see how it thrived and then declined. Hopefully more work can be done on site to restore and improve the museum.

Thank Adrianwoot
ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to our museum site.

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Had a great time, very informative. Highly recommended for all ages. We would definitely be visiting again

Thank debbie c
ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give us this very positive review. We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum in the near future.

Reviewed 9 July 2018

Fantastic range of information about local industry and often the only people there. Will be so much better once information boards are updated and the buildings are accessible, so it becomes more of a local attraction.

Thank philippa b
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

I visited Prestongrange on a whim and was warmly welcomed by the two female members of staff who were friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Unfortunately the site is a bit run down, but staff assured me that a new and improved audio tour would be coming...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

The last great Cornish beam engine in Scotland is rusting away in a field with little around it to indicate the wealth and employment that it supported. By all means wander by, take the dog for a walk in the delightful park and woods but...More

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ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you for your review. Today we have had confirmation of renovation plans for Prestongrange Museum, with a welcome cash boost. £23,400 has been awarded to East Lothian Council by Museums Galleries Scotland as part of their museum development funding. The funding is for the...More

Reviewed 30 September 2017

My father Thomas Law was the Manager of the above works from 1936 to 1963. In 1936 the Company was known as the Summerlea Iron Co.until the Coal Board took over in 1947. My father was responsible for the building of the Hoffman Kiln in...More

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ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you so much for this information and for your review. We always enjoy hearing more about the history and people of Prestongrange. I am glad you enjoyed your visit so much. We will hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Most of the buildings bar the visitor centre and beam engine house (opened when on tour) are sadly not open to the public or fenced off. It's sad to see the structures crumbling. The beam engine if restored for steaming would be unique for East...More

Thank Colin B
ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for your review and glad that you found our site of historical interest.

Reviewed 30 August 2017

This is a significant site in Scotland's industrial history. Great to walk around and situated near woods which are great for walking the dog.

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ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for for reviewing us. We are pleased to hear that you find the museum interesting and enjoy walking here. We will hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Everything locked cafe open & doubles up as a museum. Overall the site looks run down& not much seems to be going on. That said some of it is interesting & it's Free so you shouldn't expect to much really. Abit surprised everything to see...More

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ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for reviewing us and I am glad you found your visit interesting. Our Museum Assistants in the café and visitor centre are always happy to take guided tours of the site and buildings and they can also open up buildings for visitors already...More

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