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Early settlers: objects

16/10/20134:05 pmLeave a Comment

Stone Age Food The Middle Stone Age, or Mesolithic people were hunter-gatherers. It is common on sites like East Barns to find food remains such as: 1) Periwinkle shells 2) Fish bones 3) Edible seeds 4) Fruit pips and nuts  Mesolithic Food During the Mesolithic period (10000–5000 BC) we think that humans lived in small, […]

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 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’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 […]

Prestongrange; A Powerhouse of Industry Museum Objects

25/03/20203:36 pm30/04/2020 3:33 pm

Prestongrange Museum Visitor Centre explores the industries of Prestongrange. A selection of highlight objects are included here. Explore the exhibition display boards here and enjoy the audio guide from the comfort of home by listening here.  Read more about the Museum here. This heavy wagon was used at Prestongrange brickworks. Its weight suggests it was […]

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 […]

Prestongrange: A Powerhouse of Industry Visitor Centre Exhibition

19/03/20203:57 pm07/05/2020 9:16 am

This detailed display explores the heavy industries of Prestongrange and highlights stories of key workers with photos of the locality now and at its industrial peak. Click on the links below to view the Prestongrange Museum visitor centre exhibition panels, text and images.  Highlights from the Museum’s display of objects are published here.  You could […]

Prestongrange Museum

19/03/20203:40 pm14/05/2020 5:50 pm

Prestongrange at Morison’s Haven was a bustling former industrial complex and is now home to Prestongrange Museum. Explore the Visitor Centre exhibition and site audio guide below. For centuries Prestongrange was a place of intense industrial activity. A harbour, glass works, pottery, colliery and brickworks have all left their marks on the landscape. Cradled by […]

Scotland’s Oldest Brass Band

06/03/20203:57 pm08/04/2020 8:39 am

Penston. Many of you won’t even have heard of it and indeed it is a blink and you’ll miss it spot on the map. However the small hamlet has a claim to fame. It can boast the oldest brass band in Scotland. Penston Brass Band, formed in 1846, was originally affiliated with the Penston colliery […]

Calling all Museum, Science and History Postgraduates!

05/12/20193:09 pmLeave a Comment

An exciting opportunity exists for a BSHS Engagement Fellowship with East Lothian Museums Service. We are seeking applications from graduates with a relevant degree for a Fellowship funded by the British Society for the History of Science (BSHS), to start early 2020. The successful Engagement Fellow will be based at the Museums Service HQ in […]