28 September 2019 (11:30 – 16:30)
29 September 2019 (11:30 – 16:30)
The John Gray Centre opened in 2012 converting several buildings that had been Council offices, tavern, agricultural seed store and Procurator Fiscal offices into a fully accessible hub that contains the Haddington Library, East Lothian Archives and Local History Centre and a Museum. Named after John Gray who helped establish one of the first public libraries in Scotland.
The John Gray Centre Museum will be open for Doors Open Day telling stories from across the region and displaying many unique artefacts.
The centre is hosting an exhibition of Roman silver to mark the centenary of the discovery of the Traprain Treasure; the largest hoard of late Roman silver found out with the Roman Empire. Excavated from a pit on Traprain Law in East Lothian, the hoard comprises over 250 fragments of mainly silver objects that had been cut up either to exchange as bullion or for melting down and recycling. For the first time ever and 100 years later, many of the iconic pieces from the discovery are on show.
No booking required.