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Prestongrange Museum

Morison's Haven, Prestonpans, Scotland
+44 1620 820620
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Interesting piece of local history

Great slice of local history with a small exhibition which gives loads of info. You can get a guide... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
JessStockford
,
Portsmouth
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Good to have it open again for summer!

Grounds are perfect for children to run around; the cafe has lots of activities (and must be the... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
magiciansassistant
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Edinburgh, 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 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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Morison's Haven, Prestonpans, Scotland
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 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...More

Thank JessStockford
ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review and we are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 13 April 2017

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.

Thank magiciansassistant
ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

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.

Reviewed 30 March 2017

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

Thank Andrew S
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...More

Thank Moira M
ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank johnsaundersjames
ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank Mark C
ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2016

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.

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.

Thank mimsdad
ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

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.

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...More

Thank Tracy S
ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

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.

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...More

Thank Gillian R
ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2016

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...More

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 reviewResponded 16 August 2016

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.

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ann s
why are dogs allowed to wander free ? in full sight of museum staff
29 September 2015|
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Response from cream01 |
I,m sorry I have no idea, but people with dogs think they are special and flout all te laws, there were two on a bus the other day and sat them on seats because they said they had tickets for them.
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