Take an audio tour using your mobile phone or mp3 player
Prestongrange is a site of major importance in the story of Scotland's Industrial Revolution. It was the location of a sixteenth century harbour, a seventeenth century glass works, eighteenth and nineteenth century potteries and a nineteenth/twentieth century coal mine and brick works. Remnants of these former industries can still be seen, and many of the structures are still intact including the rare Hoffman Kiln and the Cornish Beam Engine, unique in Scotland.
Dial up or download
The Museum is open between 11am and 4pm from April to October, but the site itself is open all day, all year round. Admission is free, and now with our mobile phone tour you can go on a guided walk around the historic Prestongrange site, even when the museum buildings are closed! Alternatively, you can download the tour for your own MP3 player.
The audio tour is narrated by John Bellany, one of Scotland's most noted living artists, who was born in nearby Port Seton.
- How the phone tour works
- Plan of Prestongrange Museum
- Download guided tour leaflet (prestongrange.pdf, 523KB)
Help us improve the tour
If you have tried the mobile phone tour, we would be very grateful if you would fill in our response form and give us your feedback about it. Any suggestions you have as to how it might be improved would be most welcome.
How to find us
Prestongrange is located on the coast road between Musselburgh and Prestonpans, on the John Muir Way coastal path, just eight miles from central Edinburgh. It is served by buses in both directions, and car parking is available on site.
Tel. +44 (0)131 653 2904 / +44 (0)1620 828203
The audio tour of Prestongrange was supported by a grant from the Scottish Museums Council.