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    East Lothian’s Maritime History

    12/05/20208:57 am14/05/2020 5:13 pm

    Our lovely permanent exhibition at the John Gray Centre Museum, The Land, The Sea and The People, is explored below. Enjoy exerts from information panels, watch footage from our galleries, explore objects, listen to oral histories and our Talking Museum audio guide. This page explores East Lothian’s maritime history. When you are finished why not […]

    East Lothian’s Trades and Industries

    12/05/20205:10 pm14/05/2020 4:49 pm

    Our lovely permanent exhibition at the John Gray Centre Museum, The Land, The Sea and The People, is explored below. Enjoy exerts from information panels, watch footage from our galleries, explore objects, listen to oral histories and our Talking Museum audio guide. This page explores East Lothian’s trade and industrial history. When you are finished […]

    East Lothian’s Communities

    12/05/20203:13 pm14/05/2020 4:48 pm

    Our lovely permanent exhibition at the John Gray Centre Museum, The Land, The Sea and The People, is explored below. Enjoy exerts from information panels, watch footage from our galleries, explore objects, listen to oral histories and our Talking Museum audio guide. This page explores East Lothian’s community history. When you are finished why not […]

    East Lothian’s Agricultural History

    12/05/20202:29 pm14/05/2020 5:12 pm

    Our lovely permanent exhibition at the John Gray Centre Museum, The Land, The Sea and The People, is explored below. Enjoy exerts from information panels, watch footage from our galleries, explore objects, listen to oral histories and our Talking Museum audio guide. This page explores East Lothian’s agricultural history. When you are finished why not […]

    East Lothian and Waterloo, an Overview

    02/10/201510:52 am06/08/2016 10:17 amLeave a Comment

    A page to mark the Bi-centenary of The Battle of Waterloo and to record the Napoleonic Period in East Lothian. 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, the defining engagement of the Napoleonic Wars. We thought we would interrogate our collections to see what we could discover about East Lothian and Waterloo […]

    The Napoleonic Navy and East Lothian

    24/09/20153:47 pmLeave a Comment

    A page to mark the Bi-centenary of The Battle of Waterloo and to record the service of East Lothian men in the wars against Napoleonic France. This page focuses on the Napoleonic Navy – ‘England’s’ ‘Wooden Walls’. It has been argued that Britain’s domination of the sea made possible many of the military successes of […]

    A Private Man-o’-War

    23/03/202010:02 am24/03/2020 5:17 pm

    East Lothian has always been a maritime county – in past centuries vessels from Fisherrow, Morrison’s Haven, Aberlady, North Berwick and Dunbar traded far and wide. And as they sailed they risked more than bad weather and dangerous shores. For much of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries Britain was at war and merchant ships […]

    Sailing the Seas to a New Land

    26/09/201411:55 am14/11/2017 12:41 pmLeave a Comment

    It’s always nice to find out something new about one of our East Lothian heros – and even better when it’s an insight into someone whose life has been pored over incessantly by writers and commentators. John Muir is the hero in question. He and his family emigrated to the US during 1849. A few […]

    Talking Museum: audio guide scripts

    31/10/201310:36 pm17/02/2020 4:54 pmLeave a Comment

    Full transcriptions of the Talking Museum audio guide are here. To listen to the track at each stop, click on the title. A shorter version (with no transcripts or extra links) is here. Note that the tour starts at 2, because track 1 is the introduction to the audio guide on the handset in the […]

    The Talking Museum

    31/10/201310:32 pm17/02/2020 4:52 pmLeave a Comment

    This museum talks! In a project inspired by the Talking Newspapers for visually impaired people, we have created a Talking Museum to describe our main exhibition to visitors in a handheld audio guide. Below, you can also download and listen to the Talking Museum, and imagine you are here. Read more about the project further below. […]