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Musselburgh Museum

Located below the Tolbooth on the High Street, Musselburgh Museum is run by the volunteers of the Musselburgh Museum Heritage Group, with support from East Lothian Council Museums Service. This small museum contains an exhibition illustrating the history of Musselburgh from prehistoric times, through Roman settlement and Mediaeval upheaval, to its time as a thriving fishing harbour and industries such as the Brunton Wiremill, an important manufacturer of wire and cables which made the cables for the Forth Road Bridge, and J. & W. Stuart, who made fishing nets but manufactured anti-submarine nets during both World Wars.

The £220,000 development was opened on 31st March 2011 jointly by local resident Jimmy Veitch and Councillor Robert Knox, Depute Provost of East Lothian.

Musselburgh Museum Committee was established as a small voluntary heritage group in 1985 to record, collect and preserve the history of the Burgh. After several temporary exhibitions and a long campaign for a permanent home, this goal has now been achieved.


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