Industrial Heritage & Museum
Prestongrange was designated as the Scottish
Mining Museum in the early 1980's, but first shared with, and
then lost that title to, Newtoungrange's
Lady Victoria Colliery.
The Industrial Heritage of the Barony of Prestoungrange is under
the stewardship of the Heritage Museum on the site of the old
coal mine, brickworks and pottery kilns. It's most famous monument
is the Beam Engine.
Working in partnership with staffs at the museum, the Baron Court
has created a wide range of on-line educational/learning resources
for those wishing to make visits. They take the form of a Resource
Booklet, a Study Leader's Briefing Guide and a Forum for Feedback
and Comment - all available here with a click.
The Study Leader's Briefing Guides suggest how effective learning
can be gained for different ages.
To view and print PDF files you will require the free Adobe Acrobat
Reader plugin. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, please
Here to download it.
After you have downloaded the Adobe Acrobat Reader onto your computer
you will need to install the programme before you can view any
The Briefing Booklets and Guides here on the Web may be down-loaded
for use in schools but not for resale howsoever. Hard copy printed
editions are available from Prestoungrange
University Press plus postage and packing at ?/$US2, and
by direct purchase at the Museum.