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Address: Morison's Haven, Prestonpans, Scotland
Phone Number: +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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Great place for an interesting walk

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 August 2016
Gillian R
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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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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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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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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44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 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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Thank MrsPepperpot_12
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 

Darlington, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Small outdoor museum. Wandered around, all the buildings were shut - apparently you have to see visitor centre about it. It was overgrown in some areas and one area there was a lot of broken glass. On the plus side it is free. There is a cheapish cafe - I think £1.50 for a coffee and £2 for a sandwich.... More 

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ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you took an interest in our museum. We offer guided tours, audio tours and have lots of information at the Visitor Centre which is a good place to start. We also offer visitors the opportunity to view inside the beam engine and powerhouse on request. The site is regularly maintained but... More 

Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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360 reviews
210 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

On the road from Edinburgh to North berwick, a few miles away from Musselburgh, there is this nice place on the seafront. Very interesting to visit it. Free entrance, the kind girl at the cafe gives you all the informations you need for a nice stay and a map of the site. You'll find many leaflets and youìll start the... More 

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

Thank you for your positive comments......we are glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Prestongrange Museum Team More 

edinburgth
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

We popped down to this museum on Saturday 4th June,brilliant site full of industrial history so many products being produced on one site. The Cornish beam engine is a must visit it is over three floors. As an ex coal miner I found this museum full of information relating to the production of coal and the work and social aspect... More 

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ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Prestongrange and hope that you will visit us again in the near future. More 

Yeovil, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

We spotted the museum at New Year when when were visiting Edinburgh and promised ourselves that we would return when it was open. By chance we came back onm the day of the Miners' Gala day which proved to be an entertaining and informative experience. Brass bands, storytelling and victorian buns.

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

Thank you for visiting our museum.....so glad that you enjoyed our Victorian Miner's Gala Day Event which was a great success. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Went with cousin brilliant place to go for young and old. Great for dog walkers. Really good display and cafe

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ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you again. More 

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