John Gray Centre John Gray Centre

John Gray Centre

15 Lodge Street, Haddington, EH41 3DX, United Kingdom | 01620 820680 | Website

Venue Description

The John Gray Centre is the heritage hub for East Lothian, and hosts a wide range of events and activities. It holds Haddington’s library, the Star Room for activities (also available to hire) and the archives and local history centre for East Lothian, along with a museum with permanent and temporary exhibitions. The Centre also has public access computers and free wifi. There are toilets with disabled access, wheelchair-friendly lifts and free audio guides (with optional extras for visually impaired visitors) to borrow. Visit to find a full events calendar, ranging from talks on art and history through activities for children and families to the film club and a variety of workshops, both creative and educational. Entry is free, as are many of the events and activities. The website also hosts the heritage catalogues, so you can explore East Lothian’s past via text or map to discover the archaeology, archives and artefacts cared for by East Lothian Council.


There is an access ramp to the entrance for wheelchair users. There is a lift to the first floor (Museum and Archive/Local History Centre). Inside the museum gallery there is a short flight of stairs with a wheelchair platform lift. Hearing loop plus portable hearing loops. Free audio guides with visual description and navigation guidelines for blind and visually impaired visitors.

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Accessible Performances

We don't offer performances, accessible or otherwise.

Awards List

Visit Scotland 5 star attraction Museums Galleries Scotland and Arts Council England museum accreditation ASVA member


On both floors there are public toilets, including toilets for wheelchair users.


Each area (library, museum, archive/local history) is staffed with a friendly team who can help you with information and support. The staff have all had child-protection training and most have been PVG-checked and also had training from Alzheimer Scotland to help visitors with dementia. There is an RNIB champion on the library team.

COVID Precautions

Information about COVID precautions has not been added for this venue.

The venue says it has...

  • Audio Described
  • Accessible Format
  • Audio Format
  • Disabled Access
  • Induction Loop
  • Large Print
  • Disabled Parking

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