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Museum of Scottish Lighthouses

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Address: Castle Terrace, Fraserburgh AB43 9DU, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 1346 511022
Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses tells the story of the Northern...

The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses tells the story of the Northern Lighthouse Board from its creation in 1786 to its operation in the present day. A visit includes entry to the main Museum building which patrons can browse at their, but included in the ticket price is a tour of Kinnaird Head Lighthouse - the Northern Lighthouse Boards first light. The Museum has an on-site cafe and free parking facilities. Fraserburgh Visitor Information Centre is also contained within the site.

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Enjoyable Saturday morning

My husband and I visited on a Saturday morning in December as we'd both never been before - obviously being December and the week before Christmas it was very quiet and so we had... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Ellon, United Kingdom
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Ellon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited on a Saturday morning in December as we'd both never been before - obviously being December and the week before Christmas it was very quiet and so we had the whole museum to ourselves. There's a good couple of floors to look round, lots of information and a few videos to watch. Your entry price... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Interesting, educational and very friendly and helpful staff and lovely cakes in cafe with a view and wheel chair provided with wheelchair lift

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Fife, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

having been brought up on a lighthouse I was looking forward to my visit, but left feeling a little saddened at what I saw on the tour, guide informative enough with information regarding dates, but a little lacking in lighthouse living, keepers cottages had too many empty rooms closed off, not furnished as living museum, what I expected from at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

A really interesting time at this museum. Comprehensive exhibition areas, with all the history of Scottish lighthouses. There is also lots to keep the technical minded person interested too. The highlight was the guided trip up to the top of the lighthouse, with a very informative guide. Views were amazing too ! Sadly but understandably this part is not suitable... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Museum it's quite interesting and you can even try lighthouse kipper clothes too. See how light goes try prysm and climb 72 steps to the top of the lighthouse and enjoy the views of Fraseburgh.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Lighthouses from the beginning up to today. Get a trip round the first Stevenson lighthouse too. Guide was very interesting and informative. This lighthouse is part of a castle. Cafe is worth a visit too

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I'd last visited this museum when I was at primary school and really enjoyed it, so when my husband and I had made plans to go to Peterhead, I convinced him we needed to head up to Fraserburgh as well. We arrive at about lunchtime and 45 minutes before a tour started, so we popped into the tearoom for some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses has a wonderful museum shop with wonderful staff, so informative and friendly!! The museum itself has so many things to see and some hands-on exhibits as well, they have a Lighthouse Keeper hat/coat you can put on to see how you would have looked as the keeper, very fun! The collection of lenses is amazing!!... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Had a very nice light lunch here today with friends. We had a table at the window with fabulous views. Service a bit slow, but pleasant staff. Good selection of light meals available.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Spent a few hours at the museum and had a great time. The tour was informative and enjoyable. Lots of very interesting information about the lighthouses around Scotland and their design and structure. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. A great way to spend a morning or afternoon.

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