Category Archives: Prestongrange

New What’s On Booklet for 2014

East Lothian Museum’s Service is proud to launch our new What’s On booklet for 2014. The new book includes event and exhibition details for all  of our museums, and there’s sure to be something for everybody! The King, The Queen … Continue reading

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Are you a regular visitor to Prestongrange?

We’re planning ahead for next year and we’re thinking of offering families a buggy-friendly nature trail around the Prestongrange site. If you’ve not been before, the museum is on the site of various industries which have now closed, and in … Continue reading

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Not a Penny off the Pay, Not a Minute on the Day

Some of you out there may recognise the slogan in the title of this post; Don’t worry, the museums are not on strike! My name is Ruth, and when not playing frisbee on the beach or entertaining children through the medium of … Continue reading

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Watching the Edinburgh Marathon…with tea and scones!

This year’s Edinburgh Marathon takes place on Sunday 26th May. Runners start in Edinburgh and run out along the East Lothian coast, as far as Longniddry, passing Prestongrange Museum twice. If you’re supporting someone running the marathon, why not come to Prestongrange … Continue reading

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The last miner’s house

Another quick post from PG before we close for the winter, this time focusing on the ‘Last Miners’ House’, the 1960s living room we set up this year in the Powerhouse. It has been a very popular display, bringing up … Continue reading

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Another note from Prestongrange

Despite the autumn leaves falling later this year and a freak few days of heat at the very end of September to throw us off, the end of the season is almost upon us. And what a season it’s been! … Continue reading

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Quite literally, Lights Out Doors Open

So last weekend was Lights Out, Doors Open weekend at our museums. On Friday evening in Musselburgh we had around 30 visitors join us in the darkness to explore the museum with their torches. Families were challenged to complete a … Continue reading

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Notes from Prestongrange – Multicultural Day and such

Time for another quick post from Prestongrange and while the weather feels more wintry, the season is certainly not over yet. We have had an incredibly busy season so far, with our events bigger and better than ever before not … Continue reading

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It’s been a busy summer…that’s my excuse

I know I haven’t written alot on the blog recently. As it says above, my excuse is that it’s been a really busy summer! Kevin has been keeping you up to date on a few of our big events at … Continue reading

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Notes from Prestongrange – Family Activity Day

A few moments for another dispatch from Prestongrange where on Saturday we had Family Activity Day, a typically busy but satisfying event for staff and (we hope) visitors alike. We had it all here from archery to ceramic painting, from bellydancing to … Continue reading

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