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Industrial Heritage & Museum

Prestongrange was designated as the Scottish Mining Museum in the early 1980's, but first shared with, and then lost that title to, Newtoungrange's Lady Victoria Colliery.

The Industrial Heritage of the Barony of Prestoungrange is under the stewardship of the Heritage Museum on the site of the old coal mine, brickworks and pottery kilns. It's most famous monument is the Beam Engine. Working in partnership with staffs at the museum, the Baron Court has created a wide range of on-line educational/learning resources for those wishing to make visits. They take the form of a Resource Booklet, a Study Leader's Briefing Guide and a Forum for Feedback and Comment - all available here with a click.

The Study Leader's Briefing Guides suggest how effective learning can be gained for different ages.

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Resources Available Briefing Guide Forum
1. Prestongrange House - Sonia Baker Briefing Guide  
2. Morrison's Haven - Julie Aitken Briefing guide  
3. Sourcing Brickmaking Salting and Chemicals at Prestongrange - David Anderson Briefing Guide  
4. Industrial Ownership and Relations at Prestongrange - Allan Burnett Briefing Guide  
5. Horses Steam and Electrical Engines at Prestongrange - Anne Marie Allan Briefing Guide  
6. Health Hazards over the Centuries at prestoungrange - Kirsty Black    
7. Model Housing for Prestongrange Miners - Annie Lyall Briefing Guide  
8. Water at Prestongrange and Pumping it out - Ewan Wilson Briefing Guide  
9. Decorative Pottery at Prestoungrange - Jane Bonar Briefing Guide  
10. Geology of Prestongrange and its Environmental Impact - Matthew Carter and Julian Wills
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
Briefing Guide  
11. Agricultural Improvement at Dolphinstoun - Chris Allan    
12. Fowler's Brewery - Famous since the '45 - David Anderson    
13 The Prestoungrange Gothenburg - Gordon Prestoungrange    

The Briefing Booklets and Guides here on the Web may be down-loaded for use in schools but not for resale howsoever. Hard copy printed editions are available from Prestoungrange University Press plus postage and packing at ?/$US2, and by direct purchase at the Museum.

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