Join us this Festival of Museums weekend at Prestongrange Museum for a special Gala Day to mark the opening of the Museum’s Cornish Beam Pumping Engine. This Victorian marvel brought a golden age of better working conditions and higher productivity to Prestongrange.
Join the engineers for a well-earned rest and a chance to embrace the holiday atmosphere in this fun packed gala day including afternoon tea and fairground inspired treats. Dalkeith and Monktonhall Brass Band will play three half-hour concerts in front of the iconic pithead baths. Enjoy choral performances of Victorian and well known songs from local singers. Storytellers will create intrigue and will bring a cabinet of curiosities for the brave to peer into! There’ll be special tours of the beam engine and a puppeteer will deliver Punch and Judy Shows.
Suitable for all ages.