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November 16, 2019

Our next open days at the museum will be on 7th & 8th December. In addition to the museum being open, we will be having an art & 2nd hand book sale, as well as our range of gift

s and souvenirs!

October 22, 2019

* Museum Open (Free entry)
* Salt Making at Cockenzie House
* Bone Carving Course - ticketed separately (see our events page)
* Guided tours 11am & 2pm (Free)

We will also have more of the “Old Cockenzie & Port Seton” books on sale - ideal for a Christmas gift.

And not to...

October 17, 2019


On 29th August 1727 William Adam signed an agreement with the York Buildings Company granting him the tenancy of the coal and salt works at Tranent and Cockenzie for 12 years with the option of terminating the agreement at the end of each three years. and he decided t...

September 13, 2019

Following the Salt Pan Big Dig, the Museum is now closed until 28th & 29th September, when we will be taking part in Doors Open Day! 

Also on 28th is a bone carving day course with Alan Braby - £60 for the full day, all materials provided.

September 5, 2019

We’re digging at the Auld Kirk salt pan house again this weekend Friday 6th - Monday 9th. Find us with this handy map for the also fantastic Trad Skills Fest which is taking place on Sat & Sun!

September 5, 2019

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances our third lecture this month will now take place on Saturday 7th September at 7.30pm.

We also have a new speaker - Jacquie Aitken, Project Leader of the Brora Salt Pans Research Group, so we will be in very safe hands! 

August 22, 2019

Big Dig 2019 and is just around the corner, not to mention our 1722 Lectures 2nd, 4th & 11th Sept, so the museum is now closed until then to allow us to prep the space for the various upcoming events.

See you in September!!

August 2, 2019


SATURDAY 3rd - Closed
SUNDAY 4th - 1300-1600

We have fantastic heritage pottery on sale, and loads of great history to discover, so please pop down to see us! 

June 18, 2019

We’re delighted to announce that we have discovered the in-situ remains of Scotland’s first railway during our recent exploratory dig at the Waggonway path. 

We are currently in the process of drafting our dig reports, but you can visit the Waggonway Museum this weekend...

May 30, 2019

15th & 16th June 2019  


We’re hugely pleased to announce that on 15th & 16th June we will be conducting an exploratory archaeological investigation of an an undisturbed section of the Waggonway, the first time this area has been archaeologically assessed.

A team of exper...

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