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John Gray Centre

15 Lodge Street, Haddington EH41 3DX, Scotland
+44 1620 820690
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A fascinating snapshot of East Lithium through the ages.

Well worth a visit if you are in East Lithium. A well laid out and informative guide to the social... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
WithoutAHitch1
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Its a library, it has a museum and they host events!!!

A great place to stop by and check out for both locals and tourists alike. The toilets are clean... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Stuart P
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The John Gray Centre houses the County's Archives & Local History Department, a Museum covering the entire County's history from the Prehistoric settlements up to the present day and a branch library for Haddington, which also provides access to Internet and wifi for visitors. We also provide Baby and Disabled Adult changing facilities.
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15 Lodge Street, Haddington EH41 3DX, Scotland
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you are in East Lithium. A well laid out and informative guide to the social history of the local area.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

A great place to stop by and check out for both locals and tourists alike. The toilets are clean and the staff are very accommodating and friendly. The museum upstairs is very nice and full of local history. If you want to do more, there...More

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J G C, Manager at John Gray Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

My cousin and I visited looking for any information available to us re our Grandparents from 1928. I can’t thank Bill and his colleagues enough for the assistance they gave us. Everyone was so friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. I am visiting from...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Good local library. Excellent research facilities. Computers available. Refreshments available. Friendly and helpful staff.

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

We spent an entire day here and wished we had time to stay a week! We were doing family research and were able to find many treasures and interesting anecdotes about our family who lived in Dunbar and surrounds in the 1700's... The staff were...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

We visited the centre with our grandchildren. They took part in the Easter Egg hunt and also enjoyed the hands on exhibits. They actually liked it more than dynamic earth! It is well thought out and extremely interesting and informative. A real glimpse of life...More

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J G C, Manager at John Gray Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit so much. We have several new exhibitions every year and always try to include something for our younger visitors! We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Was going to visit on tuesday when i knew it opened longer hours but something cropped up so went Wednesday instead, when i thought i'd read it was open 9-5. Its an hours bus journey from Edinburgh. Oh dear, my mistake, the centre is open...More

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J G C, Manager at John Gray Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Dear Judith Sorry that you were unable to access our resources when you wanted to, but thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experiences. As you say people can find our opening time on our website and we will do...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is a great place if you want to visit an interesting, old, Scottish market town, and find out more about the region of which it is the centre. There is a semi-permanent exhibition about the history of East Lothian, and changing temporary exhibitions on...More

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J G C, Archivist at John Gray Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

Thanks so much for your review. Really glad you enjoyed your visit. best wishes, Fran

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Spent the day here, doing some family research. I can only confirm what others have said before me, very welcoming and helpful staff within a lovely building. I think the place is a wee gem and was well worth the trip, even though I didn't...More

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J G C, Archivist at John Gray Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Thanks for leaving a review Mags. Enjoyed meeting you last week and glad you had a good time :-) Fran

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Reviewed 30 September 2016

I came to the John Gray Centre to see if they could help me in my Family Tree Project. I couldn't have asked for better staff. They made us feel so welcome and quickly got to work in finding out the information we where looking...More

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J G C, Archivist at John Gray Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review Jackie. We really appreciate it and so glad to hear you enjoyed your time here. Best wishes, Fran

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