The Salmon Bothy
The Salmon Bothy
4.5
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Completed in 1834 and now lovingly restored, the Salmon Bothy is a superb example of a salmon house with working and living accommodation. The intimate museum tells the story of Portsoy’s harbour and town as a trading, smuggling and fishing port. Explore your roots in the fully equipped genealogical research facility and use the Bothy as a base to explore Portsoy’s splendid harbour and town, as well as the great walks along the coast. 'Upstairs at the Bothy' is a unique and charming venue space regularly hosting musical events, workshops and activities. With a capacity of 60 people it makes a perfect meeting place or party venue and is available to hire.
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Lorraine898
Aberdeen, UK74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
What an interesting place to visit. The volunteer was a mine of local knowledge. She also gave us a gorgeous little portsoy marble to keep too :-)
Written 2 October 2022
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IrenaK-L
Angus, UK94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Interesting wee museum. Worth a visit. The volunteers who was there was very knowledgeable and friendly. Interesting exhibits.
Entry is free but ensure to leave a donation.
Written 24 August 2021
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DJM1945
Montrose, UK1,857 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The fact that we were there in March meant the Salmon Bothy was closed but the location and the information board about it meant when we are next back in the area we will look it up.
Written 4 March 2020
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trevorp887
Aberdeen, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
This museum is excellent, very interesting history and a special feature of Portsoy’s young men’s involvement in World WR 1
Written 24 October 2018
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Dinah M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
This is a very interesting little local museum, mainly about salmon fishing but also some local Portsoy history. The volunteer ladies on our visit were very knowledgable and most friendly, especially when it transpired we had some common background in Portsoy.
Written 9 September 2018
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yandinazetland
Stonehaven, UK2,649 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
The building is amazing - the main rooms being ex ice stores. The vaulted ceiling are a work of art. Run by volunteers the centre has a collection of all things to do with salmon fishing. Maybe not to everyone's taste but still a snapshot into life for many during the 19th and much of the 20th century. Admission is free although donations are more than welcome - there also a few items to buy to remind you of your visit.
Plenty of car parking around the harbour and I would suggest that with some care most o f the building is accessible to wheelchairs and buggies.Thank you to the volunteers make the visit mauch more interesting with their tales and stories.
Written 4 August 2018
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CharlieDeal2015
Deal, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
We came upon this very quirky local museum, housed in a remarkable building with uneven cobbled floors. Entrance was free and you get a pack of repro historic local postcards. The volunteers were very helpful, chatty and amusing. A lovely place. .... and look out for the sleeping salmon fisherman too.
Written 23 July 2018
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Rory561
Windsor, UK258 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
we came across this by accident and were really glad we did. Lots of local information and history, really interesting and run by volunteers.
Written 29 August 2017
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Scotty062
Scottish Highlands, UK360 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
A really interesting museum/heritage centre. Unsurprisingly, it concentrates on the local salmon fishing industry; but there are also displays about the Great War and other aspects of local history. The local volunteers we saw during our visit were helpful and interesting.
There is no entrance charge although donations are encouraged.
Written 16 August 2017
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Amanda G
Edinburgh, UK90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
What a fantastic place, alot of history in here and staff take great pride in explaining everything. Found out how everything used to interlink years ago in the fishing industry. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 28 June 2017
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Thanks for your positive review Amanda, pleased you enjoyed the visit and found it interesting. Do come aback and visit again.
Written 29 June 2017
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