The John Gray Centre is a hub of cultural activity for everyone to enjoy. Hosting East Lothian's Archives & Local History Team, a county-wide Museum and Haddington's branch library with Tourist Information point. Opening times shown are for Library.
Discover the history of East Lothian in 1000 objects in this innovative interactive museum at the heart of the county. Uncover how ordinary and extraordinary people earned their living and spent their time from the Stone Age to the present day. The museum is family friendly. Almost every display has something to touch and do with objects to handle, costumes to wear as well as film, activity sheets and a postcard trail with stamps to collect. The Centre is fully accessible with Talking Museum Audio Guides. It also contains the Haddington Library, East Lothian Archives and Local History Centre. We have a tea/coffee machine in the library. Please note the Opening Times are those for the Library, for detailed information on the other services please visit our website.
From the A1 there are signs for Haddington which will bring you into either end of the town. Head to the main streets at the heart of the town (Market Street and High Street), where you will find free parking (for 90 minutes). The John Gray Centre is at the top of the High Street, within easy reach of shops and cafés.
There is some reserved on-street parking for disabled users at the top of the High Street, and directly outside the Centre.
There is additional parking in the long-stay car park which adjoins Tesco’s car park.
Haddington is on a variety of bus routes, details of these and other up-to-date travel information on how to reach us can be found here: Traveline Scotland.
Alternatively, you can get the train to various locations in East Lothian and get the bus, cycle or walk from there.
For the more active visitor there is a pleasant walk from Longniddry train station to Haddington (approx. 5.5 miles). Suggested route on google maps here.
You can also reach us using: Scottish Cycling Routes
For a brief video introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=D0aZaGrCQoA