The East Lothian Council Museum Collection comprises some 25,000 items, ranging from steam locomotives to fine art, and including local archaeology, ceramics, textiles and costume, natural history specimens, as well as objects illustrating domestic, working and community life. Of particular importance are the Cornish Beam Engine at Prestongrange Museum, the Haddington Weavers and Craighall Friendly Society banners and a collection of stone anchors.
We use our collections in exhibitions, for education and outreach projects and for display. Collections not on display are held in our environmentally-controlled store at the Museums Service Headquarters in Haddington. If you would like to view any item not currently on display please contact us via this website to make an appointment.
Check out the John Gray Centre website for more information on our collections and those of the Local History Centre and Archives.