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 to cheer them on? We’re at miles 11 and 24, and not far from the finish line!
Check out the route map here.
We’ll be opening early on Sunday 26th May at 11am. There is free parking outside the museum and the Visitor Centre is free and open to all. The Visitor Centre includes toilets, a
cafe, children’s corner and museum displays. We also have picnic tables outdoors and outdoor games to play with if it’s a sunny day!
The marathon means that the coast road between Musselburgh and Prestonpans (B1348) is closed on Sunday 26th May. To access Prestongrange, take the back road past Drummohr Caravan park, from the road between Wallyford to Prestonpans (B1361). You’ll see Prestongrange Museum signposted (on brown tourist signs) from the A1 taking you into the site this way.
We’re also holding a craft activity that afternoon between 1.30-3.30pm where we’ll be getting families to help us decorate our windows for the 3 Harbours Arts Festival. The activity is free, donations welcome, and it’s a drop in event, suitable for all.