Granary & Mault House

Completely upgraded and renovated by the Lamp in 2005

Light, airy gallery & studio-style spaces

The Granary

The original Granary contains four floors. On the top floor a light and airy gallery and studio space is equipped for art classes and exhibitions. Other floors are equipped for kiln glass design and woodworking, with the Haddington Camera Club occupying a studio on the first floor. The Lamp of Lothian Trust office is located on the first floor. In addition, a conference facility, which can hold up to 20 people is available to be booked through the Bridge Centre office (01620 823137).

The ground floor is primarily used for kiln glass, wood carving and silver jewelry; where we have custom built benches for this purpose. Kiln glass classes are very popular, making an asortment of glass panels by fusing layers together. The glass pieces are fired in a kiln. The ground floor has natural lighting and a nice outlook over the Poldrate Mill. Many of the craft pieces produced by our students are exhibited in our Annual Exhibition, which is open to all members. Due to many donations over the years, we have acquired a large range of tools, allowing all abilities and multiple users to enjoy the experience at once.

The first floor studio is available for a variety of crafts. Clay portraiture classes take place here, where you can learn sculpture techniques to create either a human or animal head. The heads will be fired at the end of the course.  The studio is well lit and has a large central work table with electric points. There are two sinks, with ample work surfaces down one side. There are lockable storage cupboards and secondary thermal linings for the windows during the winter. The layout of this floor is very versatile for a variety of activities. It has automatic lighting, and the room is centrally heated.

The third floor of the Granary is a very large, well lit and centrally heated studio. It is an excellent location for exhibitions or arts shows due to the natural light. Life drawing classes take place throughout the year, and our acrylic painting, watercolour, oil painting classes and printmaking are also very popular.

The Mault House

The Mault House has been the home of the award winning Bridge Centre Music Project, and currently the Motorcycle Projects. There is also a fully equipped recording studio where instrumental tuition is offered to local young people. The Music Project studio was totally refurbished and modernised largely through the generosity and support from IKEA. The Motorcycle Project also conduct their workshops in the Lamp Conference Room.

What's On?

The Centre is a meeting place for all age groups with a variety of interests. Please visit the Bridge Centre Facebook pages for more information.

Book Space at the Bridge Centre

Call the office on 01620 823137 or email Nettie.
To speak to a Community Development Officer, email Doug or Justine.

Our Community Spaces

Granary & Mault House Bridge Centre

Many groups make use of this building, from Haddington Camera Club and the Bridge Centre Music Project and Motorcycle Projects, to youth work, music, dance and yoga.

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Poldrate Mill Arts & Crafts Centre

Located in Haddington in the wonderful Elizabeth Hamilton Buildings, the Poldrate Arts & Crafts Centre offers a wide variety of arts and crafts classes and self-help groups for adults.

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Alistair Grant Hall Bridge Centre

This modern building was created using the original garden wall, and now houses a large soundproofed multipurpose hall, with recording facilities and performance space.

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