Prestongrange is a site of major importance in the story of Scotland's Industrial Revolution. It was the location of a sixteenth century harbour, a seventeenth century glass works, eighteenth and nineteenth century potteries and a nineteenth/twentieth century coal mine and brick works. Remnants of these former industries can still be seen, and many of the structures are still intact including the rare Hoffman Kiln and the Cornish Beam Engine which is unique in Scotland.
You can take an audio tour around the site, ask for a guided tour or simply walk around at your leisure enjoying the site's peaceful atmosphere.
Prestongrange is family friendly and has a dedicated children's area with many games, toys and books. On sunny days, we can provide many outdoor games including tennis, football, outdoor chess and connect 4 amongst others.
Throughout the season, Prestongrange holds many events including a family fun day, talks and lectures and workshops for children.
Check our website for details of the changing exhibitions which highlight different aspects of Prestongrange's many industries and learn about the site in our Visitor Centre by watching a short film or get up close to some of the objects produced here.
Take a stroll along the new Woodland Walk to where the Glassworks used to be or explore Morrison's Haven.
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