Other Museums

John Muir’s Birthplace

John Muir’s life and work has inspired people all over the world. Discover how a boy born in Dunbar became one of the driving forces behind the global conservation movement.

This absorbing hands-on interpretation centre will take you on a journey through John Muir’s life as a pioneering conservationist, explorer, writer, geologist and inventor. The friendly, well informed staff are always on hand to help and answer questions.
Opening Hours:
10am – 5pm Wednesday – Saturday & 1 – 5pm Sunday

Admission free
Web: www.jmbt.org.uk

Prestongrange Heritage Park

For over 400 years Prestongrange was a focus of industry. A harbour, glass works, pottery, colliery and brickworks have all left their marks on the landscape including winding gear, a vast brick kiln and a Cornish beam engine. The site Visitor Centre is open in the summer months (current opening hours are noted below). There is an exhibition about the site and a free audio tour available using headsets borrowed from the Visitor Centre or on your mobile phone. Visitors can also take a guided tour for a small charge. These last around 1 hour and 20 minutes and are led by our knowledgeable staff. 
Opening Hours:

The museum site is open to the public all day, throughout the year.
The Visitor Centre and exhibitions are open Wednesday to Sunday  April to September.

Admission free.
Website: Prestongrange | Museums in East Lothian | East Lothian Council

Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery

With its distinctive witch’s hat tower and its bell, clock and sun dials, the Town House has been the focus of town life since the 16th century.
The building is home to a museum and gallery on the ground floor with changing historical and art exhibitions as well as a local history display area and research room managed by Dunbar and District History Society.

Opening Hours: April to September open Wednesday to Sunday 1pm to 5pm

Web: http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/dunbar-town-house

The John Gray Centre

Discover the history of East Lothian in 1000 objects in this innovative, interactive museum at the heart of the county. Uncover how ordinary and extraordinary people earned their living and spent their time from the Stone Age to the present day.

The Museum is part of the John Gray Centre which is a fully accessible venue which also contains Haddington Library, East Lothian Archives and Local History Centre. 

Museum opening hours: Thursday and Friday 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm
Web: www.johngraycentre.org

Coastal Communities Museum

Travel through time and discover more about the history and pre-history of this captivating coastline and associated hinterland. Museum exhibits represent both ancient and more recent history. You may even recognise yourself in a collection of old photos. The children’s area provides a lively way to make history fun, with plenty of hands-on activities and the chance to dress up as a range of story book characters, from pirates to princesses.

Opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 4pm April to October

Web: www.coastalmuseum.org

East Lothian Council Museum Services
Web: www.eastlothian.gov.uk/museums

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