Prestongrange Industrial Hertitage Museum (Lothian) Reviews
Newest Review: ... industry. The coming of the railway saw the demise of the harbour, which later silted up and has now almost totally disappeared apart from one concrete pier. As you drive along the road through Prestonpans the site of the museum is marked by a disused train steam engine on a short length of railway track at the front of the old Colliery pit baths. Entrance to the museum site is free. The museum tells the story of each of these industries in a display area in one of the old Colliery buildings. This building also has a coffee shop and serves a really good cup of filter coffee. When you order a coffee you actually get a filter jug each wit... more
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by - written on 24/04/01, updated on 24/04/01 (Very useful, 69 readings)
Prestongrange Pit was the local colliery for the town of Prestonpans near Edinburgh. This pit was originally sunk in 1829 and worked until 1962 when the pit was closed and the site was cleared. At that time the Mining Museum and Scottish Mining Museum Trust took over the area and established Prestongrange Industrial Hertitage Museum. This area has not only been a Colliery, but has also been the site of a pottery, a brewery, a salt works, a brick works and a glass works. The combination of the Colliery, the local clay and a harbour made this area ideal for industry. The coming of the railway saw the demise of the harbour, which later silted up and has ... Read the complete review
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