The Battle of Prestonpans was the first battle of the 1745 Jacobite Rising, fought on 20-21 September. The museum is based in the former town hall building, and is run by the Battle of Prestonpans (1745) Heritage Trust. It displays a diorama of the battlefield, artefacts relating to the battle and its participants, artworks illustrating the event, and sections of the famous Prestonpans Tapestry. There is also a temporary exhibitions gallery, and a popular programme of events and educational visits.
Open at weekends, 11am-4pm. Free entry; donations welcome. Visits and group tours can be arranged during the week by appointment.