Please note: due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak the Centre is currently closed, but our website is still open for business.

Prestongrange Museum

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 woodland with views out over the Forth the site is now a haven for wildlife where you are free to roam and explore monumental relics of Scotland’s industrial heritage. Enjoy our audio telephone tour and interpretation boards exploring the history of the site. Discover giant machines such as the pit head winding gear and a Cornish beam engine, fantastic structures like the powerhouse and a vast brick kiln as well as coal wagons, a steam crane and much more besides.

The site is free to visit all year round but it comes alive between between April and September when the Visitor Centre, exhibitions, café and other buildings are open. Take a guided tour with one of our knowledgeable members of staff and discover the history of the site – a story of monks, mining and industrial might spanning over 800 years.

This interesting article explores Prestongrange brickmaking in detail.

Look out for the programme of unique fun events for all ages and there is lots for kids to do at Prestongrange with activity sheets, outdoor games and toys and an indoor play area for smaller children. On Tuesdays families can bring babies and toddlers along to find out more about Prestongrange through songs, stories, games and crafts.

Prestongrange Powerhouse of Industry
View the Visitor
Centre Exhibition

Explore the Visitor
Centre Objects

Listen to the Audio

Enjoy a virtual tour
inside the Beam