Explore mightly Prestongrange, a former hive of industry that employed thousands and revel in its tranquility today. Free entry to all displays.
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 colliery 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. The museum contains a cafe serving locally sourced cakes, biscuits, snacks and drinks, a shop featuring souvenirs relating to the different industries on site, an indoor chidren's area, plus families can borrow our free outdoor games!
Explore Prestongrange by foot, on a guided tour with one of our experienced guides with an audio guide or even by using your mobile phone! The Powerhouse hosts both local history and local art exhibitions and we welcome enquiries from indviduals and groups who'd like to exhibit at Prestongrange. Visit our website for up to date listings of events and exhibitions.
Prestongrange is an open air site and hosts a popular series of family friendly festival style events throughout the summer. These are free and you can just drop in. We are also developing a series of adult talks and events.