Current Exhibitions

We have a range of temporary exhibitions which take place across our museums. All our exhibitions are free to visit, although donations are welcome. 


You can find some of our exhibitions online: here. You can find out about staging your own exhibition at one of our venues, here!

John Gray Centre Museum

Best Days of Your Life?

3rd October to 12th January 2016

What are your memories of your school days? This exhibition from the East Lothian Archive & Local History Services looks at the history of education in the county, from early years and educational reform, to playground games and school dinners. Visit the exhibition to view some of the fabulous documents from our collections and reminisce about ‘six of the best’, pink custard and tapioca pudding.

Prestongrange Museum

The Visitor Centre at Prestongrange Museum is now closed until Easter 2016 - check back here for news of now displays coming soon!

John Muir's Birthplace

New exhibition coming soon!

Check back for details

Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery

Picturing Dunbar

Saturday, 4 July to March 2016

Weekends, 2pm to 4pm

Explore Dunbar's history as a holiday hotspot, bustling herring port and powerful Royal Burgh in this fascinating display of oil paintings, watercolours, pastels and engravings. 

Musselburgh Museum

Fisherrow - how it was

Explore the fishing heritage of the Fisherrow area of Musselburgh in this colourful and fascinating exhibition.

Coastal Communities Musuem

Rigs to Riches: farming in the coastal communities

East Lothian has a rich agricultural heritage from the days of the runrigs when subsistence farmers toiled for food, to the innovations and improvements of the 18th and 19th centuries and beyond. What happened in our local area was part of the driving force for great change in Scottish farming and the lives of Scottishpeople, causing major social upheaval.