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Prestongrange Museum

Morison's Haven, Prestonpans, Scotland
+44 1620 820620
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A sad state of affairs

The last great Cornish beam engine in Scotland is rusting away in a field with little around it to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nick W
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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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Prestongrange Brick and Fireclay Works

My father Thomas Law was the Manager of the above works from 1936 to 1963. In 1936 the Company... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
ravenshaugh6
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent42%
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  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Morison's Haven, Prestonpans, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The last great Cornish beam engine in Scotland is rusting away in a field with little around it to indicate the wealth and employment that it supported. By all means wander by, take the dog for a walk in the delightful park and woods but...More

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ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Today we have had confirmation of renovation plans for Prestongrange Museum, with a welcome cash boost. £23,400 has been awarded to East Lothian Council by Museums Galleries Scotland as part of their museum development funding. The funding is for the...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

My father Thomas Law was the Manager of the above works from 1936 to 1963. In 1936 the Company was known as the Summerlea Iron Co.until the Coal Board took over in 1947. My father was responsible for the building of the Hoffman Kiln in...More

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ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you so much for this information and for your review. We always enjoy hearing more about the history and people of Prestongrange. I am glad you enjoyed your visit so much. We will hope to welcome you back soon.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Most of the buildings bar the visitor centre and beam engine house (opened when on tour) are sadly not open to the public or fenced off. It's sad to see the structures crumbling. The beam engine if restored for steaming would be unique for East...More

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ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for your review and glad that you found our site of historical interest.

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

This is a significant site in Scotland's industrial history. Great to walk around and situated near woods which are great for walking the dog.

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ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for for reviewing us. We are pleased to hear that you find the museum interesting and enjoy walking here. We will hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Everything locked cafe open & doubles up as a museum. Overall the site looks run down& not much seems to be going on. That said some of it is interesting & it's Free so you shouldn't expect to much really. Abit surprised everything to see...More

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ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for reviewing us and I am glad you found your visit interesting. Our Museum Assistants in the café and visitor centre are always happy to take guided tours of the site and buildings and they can also open up buildings for visitors already...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

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 get the weather. Can't go...More

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ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We do have a selection of teas in our café and only use ground coffee not instant coffee apart from event days when we do takeaway cups of instant coffee due to the museum being very busy. Hopefully you will...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

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.

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ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for reviewing us and I am glad you enjoy walking at Prestongrange.

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Great slice of local history with a small exhibition which gives loads of info. You can get a guide to take you round and open up the buying for you to go inside and explore providing loads of information about it. Definitely worth a look...More

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ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Thanks for your review and we are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Grounds are perfect for children to run around; the cafe has lots of activities (and must be the cheapest anywhere around) - for the adults, the museum is really interesting, and the staff couldn't be more helpful. Always worth a visit.

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ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Thank you for your very positive review. We are excited to be open again for the season and look forward to welcoming visitors again old and new.

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

fab place, I enjoyed the fact the space is about the history of the local area. well done to those involved

Thank Andrew S
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ELMuseumService, Manager at Prestongrange Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for reviewing us and I am really pleased you enjoyed your visit so much. We will hope to welcome you back soon.

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I,m sorry I have no idea, but people with dogs think they are special and flout all te laws, there were two on a bus the other day and sat them on seats because they said they had tickets for them.
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