Musselburgh brewing heritage exhibition continues

May 20, 2017

Scottish Brewing Heritage

Musselburgh brewing heritage exhibition continues

There is still time to visit an exhibition revealing the great story of brewing beer in Musselburgh and Fisherrow at Musselburgh Museum, 65 High Street, Musselburgh.

The "Raise Your Glass!" exhibition is open  free of charge during normal museum opening hours until 3 June 2017. It is associated with talks to help promote the event. The museum is open Thursdays to Sundays inclusive from 10.30am to 4pm.

This follows two significant Scottish beer heritage exhibitions in Edinburgh that were supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and a further exhibition in Alloa.

John Martin of the not-for-profit community interest company Brewing Heritage Scotland and the related but separate Scottish Brewing Archive Association arranged the exhibition with others, including the local historian Jim Lawrie.

Artefacts and documents help to explain the history of brewing in Musselburgh and Fisherrow between 1697 and 1971 and set it in the context of Scottish brewing, in other parts of what is now East Lothian and elsewhere, notably the important brewing centres of Edinburgh, Alloa and Glasgow.

Current brewing in East Lothian includes Knops Beer, whose web site tells the story of these brews, including one named "Musselburgh Broke" , some of which was produced as a launch beer to mark the new exhibition.