Our Collection

From major new artworks to musket balls found upon the field, the Trust has a growing collection relating to the Battle and its ongoing cultural legacy, as well as an extensive library of reference materials. Some of the highlights are listed below.

The Tapestries

The Prestonpans Tapestry

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

Battlefield Artefacts

Fragment of the Thorntree

A collection of musket balls found on the field

A selection of 19th century clay pipes found on the field

Paper Artefacts

The Penny London Post (4 October 1745)

“Highland Visitors” satirical print (1746)

“Report of the Proceedings of the Court of Inquiry” (1749)

“Life of Colonel James Gardiner” by Dodderidge (1796)

Views of the Battlefield

“Battle Field of Preston Pans, looking towards Tranent” (engraving by E Brandard after W H Bartlett, hand tinted, c. 1850)

“Battle-field of Preston Pans” (engraving by W Richardson after C. Stanfield, c. 1842)

“Colonel Gardiner’s Monument” (engraving…)

Contemporary Artworks

The Andrew Hillhouse series

The Kate Hunter portraits

The Prince and the Poet, by Ronnie Elliott

Redcoat in Flight, by Janet McCrorie