Coastal Communities Museum (c) Jennifer Petrie
Coastal Communities Museum

Coastal Communities Museum is a fascinating museum with collections covering local history, archaeology and natural history of the Lothian coast. Exhibits include displays on gold and the seabirds that make the area a magnet for bird watchers.

Collections cover the heritage of Aberlady, Dirleton, Gullane, North Berwick, Whitekirk and the surrounding areas.

The collections focus on a wonderfully wide array of the social history of the area, with archaeological finds, fine art, maritime history, fashion and textiles, natural science, medals, coins, and important local people. There is also an extensive archive of documentary material including old photographs of the area.

This small museum, formerly the North Berwick Museum, is run by volunteers. The museum is housed in a listed building built in 1876 as the North Berwick Public School.