A new museum and heritage space dedicated to the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie's famous victory in 1745, with supporting temporary exhibitions including panels from the Prestonpanst Tapestry.
Discover the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie's famous Jacobite Rising in 1745, and the dramatic victory of his Highland army at Prestonpans.
The Battle of Prestonpans Jacobite Museum is one of Scotland's newest museums, housed in the old Town Hall building which dates to 1896. The new museum and heritage space tells the story of the battle through a large landscape diorama, artefact displays, and sections of the Prestonpans Tapestry. An additional gallery displays a programme of supporting temporary exhibitions, often featuring sections to the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry.
There is a small museum shop offering books and souvenirs, and there is a busy programme of events and activities for all ages.
We are a family-friendly site, with a "kid's camp" area and regular children's craft activities. The museum is accessible, with ramped access to the main hall and a platform lift to the washrooms and Jubilee Room gallery. We offer group visits/tours and education sessions.
Entry is free but donations are welcome, as we are a small independent charity. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
Weekday opening for groups and schools, by arrangement.
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