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Address: Morison's Haven, Prestonpans, Scotland
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+44 1620 820620
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Prestongrange is a site of major importance in the story of Scotland's...

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 area.Our cafe is located in the Visitor Centre which once served as the miners' canteen. Open 1 April to 30 September, 7 days a week, please see our website for more details.

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I live locally but had never visited this museum till I had a project for college, I loved my visit and learned a lot about the area I live in, a lot of things I didn't know about... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Moira M
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Portsmouth
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great slice of local history with a small exhibition which gives loads of info. You can get a guide to take you round and open up the buying for you to go inside and explore providing loads of information about it. Definitely worth a look and if a great place for a picnic or play even if you don't go... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grounds are perfect for children to run around; the cafe has lots of activities (and must be the cheapest anywhere around) - for the adults, the museum is really interesting, and the staff couldn't be more helpful. Always worth a visit.

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Thank magiciansassistant
ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive review. We are excited to be open again for the season and look forward to welcoming visitors again old and new. More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

fab place, I enjoyed the fact the space is about the history of the local area. well done to those involved

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Thank Andrew S
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I live locally but had never visited this museum till I had a project for college, I loved my visit and learned a lot about the area I live in, a lot of things I didn't know about the place I've lived in for more than two decades! Definitely recommend a visit as something to learn more about the area... More 

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Thank Moira M
ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review of our Museum. We hope that you will return when we open for the Season on April 1st. We offer guided and audio tours which would give you a more in depth history of the site or alternatively chat with our Museum Staff who are always happy to share their knowledge of the history... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I used to come here a lot - it's quiet and peaceful and the old architecture and trains are lovely to look at. It only loses a star because the dog poo situation is getting bad. I've actually stopped going because the kids shoes never came away clean.

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Thank johnsaundersjames
ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are taking measures to try to control the dog fouling situation but it is very difficult to manage during our closed Winter season. Community Wardens are very aware of the problem and we are working closely with them to resolve this in the best way we can. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Easy to reach by bus (or car) this open air museum is great to visit for a half day in good weather. Lots to see and learn about. Very helpful staff. Good ice cream! Across the main road there is a 20 min coastal walk into Prestonpans town.

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Thank Mark C
ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for visiting our Museum and taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you at Prestongrange again in the near future. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit and free entry, but to get the most from your visit be sure to pay the small fee for a guided tour by Dave Craig - his knowledge and enthusiasm are simply brilliant. Ps the cafe is amazing good value.

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Thank mimsdad
ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your guided tour with David Cree. We look forward to welcoming you back to our museum in the future. More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to take a day out from watching things at the Fringe. This is within walking distance of the Drummohr Campsite but only at £3.20 return bus trip from the centre of Edinburgh. The staff in the visitors centre were extremely welcoming and the small exhibition and short film are very informative. We walked around on our own and... More 

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Thank Tracy S
ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again in the near future. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

It is a very interesting place to visit. Interesting relics of an industrial past. It felt more like a walk in an interesting place rather than a museum visit. The staff at the visitors centre were welcoming and helpful. The short video in the visitors centre helped put the site in context. The cafe area was lovely with a spacious... More 

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Thank Gillian R
ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and taking the time to visit our museum. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. If visitors would like to visit the beam engine there is a phone number to call which is displayed on a board outside the building to save visitors the walk back to the Visitor Centre. We are sorry that... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

A wonderful varied area including brickworks and coalmining. Friendly museum and café. Great day out for people that prefer natural surroundings and see how these places change with time. On a sunny day there are many wildflowers and butterflies.

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ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to Prestongrange Museum. We hope that you will visit us again soon. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. More 

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