Prestongrange Museum, Prestonpans

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  • We turned up on a wet day not a very good place for a wet day. Cafe good although only offers tea and instant coffee. Play area for the kids was great. Outdoor toys and picnic area available if you ge...  more »
  • To be honest the museum in my opinion is ok for free. Although I certainly wouldn't pay to get in. However the museum is set over a fairy large area and is quiet a nice walk.  more »
  • In Prestonpans, delightful seaside town not far from Edinburgh, plus a nice walk through the deep green of the meadows along the coast, there is the Prestongrange Museum, a small but very interesting Museum and instructive. The place is an old industrial center, there was a coal mine, a furnace for the production of bricks, even in 1749 was built the first factory in the world for the production of sulphuric acid, which is very educational for the children who have to know what life was like for those who worked in the mine. Welcoming the visitor centre, with an exhibition dedicated to the miners and a corner for children where they can give rein to their imagination after visiting the site. To accompany you on a tour we are very prepared and kind. If you want to see a Scotland a little different, less touristy, but still interesting this is the right place.
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  • This is a hidden little gem, full of social history, untouched relics from the past all add to the atmosphere, a must for history buffs and families, loads of room to run, stroll and have a great cup of tea, the ladies in the information centre are a mine ( forgive the pun) of information and happy to chat.
  • A lovely family friendly visitor centre with info about local industrial heritage. However, it's the site itself that is of most interest, including the Cornish beam engine, brickworks and other remnants of the towns industrial past.
  • Open air mining and brickmaking museum
  • Great dog walking area with plenty of woods to explore
  • Really enjoyed our visit here. Fascinating to get some insight into our industrial past. Lovely coffee and staff extremely friendly and helpful.

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