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Explore Musselburgh’s History

Discover the fascinating history of a coastal town at Musselburgh Museum showcasing its rich past and vibrant community.

Contact Us

To arrange a visit, or further information, please contact us.

During the Spring/ Summer season the Museum is open on Thursday’s, Friday’s and Saturday’s between 10.30am and 4pm.

You are welcome to call in with a query and/or donation to the museum’s Collection. Alternative, you can fill out the form on our contact page.

Admission to the museum is free.


65 High Street, Musselburgh, East Lothian, UK


0131 665 6642

Musselburgh’s Story and Heritage

Musselburgh Museum showcases the rich heritage and vibrant history of this coastal community in the iconic Old Town Hall.

Why Choose Musselburgh Museum?

Immerse yourself in the town’s past like never before with these unique offerings:

Detailed Historical Displays

Explore detailed historical displays that bring the rich heritage of Musselburgh to life for visitors of all ages.

Engaging Storytelling

Experience captivating narratives woven into each exhibition, offering a deeper understanding of the town’s legacy.

Visitor Testimonials

Hear from our satisfied customers who have experienced the quality and value of our Museum.

Very interesting small, local, one room, and free museum. Permanent exhibition about the past residents of the town. Temporary exhibitions: Lovely locally embroidery with scenes of local history.

Interesting little museum. Display on the mills while we visited. Free entry and friendly staff.

Lots of information on the local wildlife. My 8 year old was fascinating reading about the Romans in Musselburgh. Definitely worth a quick visit.

This small but fascinating museum is a real treat. The 8000 year time line around the walls and the remarkable history of some local businesses that are still going make for an enjoyable and educational visit. Good for school history projects!

Very small museum but I was interested in the history of the fisher women with their fish baskets strapped to their backs. My paternal grandmother had been one in her early years so I was pleased to see the photos and read about their history.

Stumbled across this museum by chance. The 2 volunteers Arthur and Ann were brilliant and gave us so much information about Pinkie Cleugh. The place is only open 3 days per week Thursday to Saturday. If you are touring the area this is amuse place to start.

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