East Lothian Exhibition (Summer 2024)

1 July to 25 August 2024

(Official launch, 12pm Saturday 29 June at the Battle of Prestonpans Museum)

To celebrate TEN YEARS since the Tapestry’s world premiere in Prestonpans, panels will be displayed in 17 different venues right across East Lothian! With a hub exhibition in Prestonpans Town Hall, the stories of Scotland’s diaspora will hang in public libraries and museums all over the county, making it more accessible to our local communities than ever before.

All the venues are listed below, along with the panels they’re showing and their opening times. Please note that open days/times vary between venues, so be sure to check.


Dunbar Town House: British Isles

Wednesday to Sunday 1pm-5pm

Dunbar (Bleachingfield) Library: Malawi, Ethiopia, Tristan da Cunha

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm;

Wednesday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm; Saturday 10am-1pm

Dunbar John Muir’s Birthplace: USA, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Antarctica

Wednesday to Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 1pm-5pm


East Linton Library: China

Monday and Tuesday 10am-1pm and 2pm-6pm (closes 5pm Tuesdays)


Gullane Library: France

Monday, Tuesday and Friday 10am to 1pm and 2pm-5pm;

Saturday 13th & Saturday 27th July, 10am-1pm


John Gray Centre Museum: Canada, Australia

Thursday & Friday 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm;

Saturday 10am-1pm, 2pm-4pm.

John Gray Centre Local History Centre: Australia (3 panels)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am-1pm and 2-4:30pm

John Gray Centre Library: New Zealand

Monday 9am-1pm and 2pm-7pm

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 1pm and 2pm-5pm

Wednesday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm

Saturday 10am-4pm


Musselburgh Museum: Sri Lanka, Norway, Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Jamaica

Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10.30am-4pm.


Coastal Communities Museum: the Netherlands

Wednesday to Saturday, 11am-4pm


Battle of Prestonpans Museum (Town Hall): Global panels, Italy, Israel

Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 4pm

Port Seton Library

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10:00-1pm and 2pm-5pm

Saturday, 10am-1pm 

Prestonpans Library: Germany

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am-1:00pm and 2pm-5:00pm

Wednesday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm

Saturday 10am-1pm

Prestoungrange Gothenburg, Thomas Nelson Suite: Sweden, Germany, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Every day, 12pm to late. Access may be limited on occasion due to private functions.


Tranent Library: Pakistan

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm

Wednesday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm

Friday, 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm

Saturday, 10am-1pm