The Scottish Fisheries Museum

The Scottish Fisheries Museum

The Scottish Fisheries Museum
4.5
Speciality & Gift ShopsSpeciality MuseumsCoffee Shops
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Opening times Wed-Mon (closed Tuesday) 10:00 - 16:30, Sunday 11.00 - 16:30 (last admission 1 hour before closing) Adults £11, Concessions £9.90, accompanied children and carers free. Walk-in or book online. Independent charity-run museum covering the history of the Scottish fishing industry and its people from the earliest times to the present. A range of modern and traditional displays, dioramas and interactives provide something for everyone. Programme of temporary exhibtion, events and activities - please see the museum website for details of what's on today. We also house the WAVES Café and a small shop selling souvenirs, books, hand-crafted items and local produce.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Mark Johnstone
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom196 contributions
    Anstruther visit
    My family and I visited whilst staying in Anstruther for the weekend. The museum is incredibly interesting and and the interactive tour guide very informative too. Deceptively large, the museum offers a great insight into the lives of those affiliated with the seas. Well worth a visit
    Thank-you for your review. It's good to get positive feedback on our tour guide app too - we're glad it enhanced yoru visit.
    Written 20 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 March 2023
  • James M
    Hamilton, United Kingdom25 contributions
    Well worth a visit
    Arrived at the museum and was very impressed with the staff they gave us a map and information about the museum in each of the rooms there was plenty to see and seating in all of them which was very helpful in for anyone with walking difficulties. Great value for money and would reccomend the museum. There is a cafe attached to it and very good too.
    Thank-you for your review - we're pleased that you enjoyed your visit and your trip to the Cafe.
    Written 20 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 March 2023
  • caroline l
    Oxford, United Kingdom169 contributions
    Well worth a visit - much bigger and better than expected
    We thought this would be a small niche museum, but it's much bigger and better than we could have imagined. Lots of interesting exhibits, fascinating history of fishery, great insight into the fisher families/towns life of times gone by with a great follow on to more current practices. Surprising number of boats and great to see the care being given to hold on to history. Thanks.
    Thank-you for your review and your comments on how we try to blend both old and more contemporary displays.
    Written 20 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 24 April 2023
  • Esther R
    Angus, United Kingdom2 contributions
    Interesting look into the history fishing in Scotland.
    Me family visited the fishing museum on August 9th. It was very interesting and informative the staff were friendly. Some of highlights were, the model boats especially the ww2 model ferry, we enjoyed seeing all the boats that were being repaired including the research, the sail boat reaper outside was very interesting. Overall we really enjoyed our vist and hope to vist again. Also kids get in for free!
    Thank-you for your review - and for your comments on the work of the talented members of our Model Boat Club alongside our full-size vessels. We are glad you enjoyed your visit - please do come back again.
    Written 18 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 August 2023
  • Liv
    Worcester, United Kingdom1 contribution
    A great way to spend an afternoon
    We didn’t realise how big the museum was, there was so much to see. It was well worth the £11 entry. The free audio guide was good, just enough information to listen to without feeling overwhelmed. Very glad we went
    Thank-you for your review. We tried to pick the highlights of our collection to feature in the audioguide so it's good to hear that you think we got the balance right.
    Written 16 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 September 2023
  • B2AGR
    95 contributions
    Hidden gem
    Had a wonderful visit to this museum. Was so much bigger than we anticipated and loaded with so much useful and interesting information. Was amazed at the amount of artifacts held. This told the story of Fife fishing so well
    Thank-you so much for your positive review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit - the small entrance is deceptive and I think a lot of people are surprised at the scale of the displays.
    Written 25 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 January 2024
  • shannenleigh
    Glasgow, United Kingdom11 contributions
    A wonderful experience.
    Myself and my wife visited the museum today as part of a quick stay in Crail. We found it to be absolutely wonderful and much bigger than we had imagined! All staff were friendly and engaging, and very helpful. The museum itself is so interesting, with a range of written panels, children’s interactive activities, and media interpretation. A wonderful representation of fishing communities, especially great to see such strong representation of the women of fishing communities. Would absolutely recommend.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 February 2024
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shannenleigh
Glasgow, UK11 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Myself and my wife visited the museum today as part of a quick stay in Crail. We found it to be absolutely wonderful and much bigger than we had imagined! All staff were friendly and engaging, and very helpful. The museum itself is so interesting, with a range of written panels, children’s interactive activities, and media interpretation. A wonderful representation of fishing communities, especially great to see such strong representation of the women of fishing communities. Would absolutely recommend.
Written 15 February 2024
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B2AGR
95 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Had a wonderful visit to this museum. Was so much bigger than we anticipated and loaded with so much useful and interesting information. Was amazed at the amount of artifacts held. This told the story of Fife fishing so well
Written 18 January 2024
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Thank-you so much for your positive review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit - the small entrance is deceptive and I think a lot of people are surprised at the scale of the displays.
Written 25 January 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jasp932018
Glasgow, UK13 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Very interesting
Comprehensive and informative
Well presented with friendly staff
Amazing and well worth a visit and goid fir kids
Written 2 January 2024
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Thank-you so much for your 5-star review. We're especially glad the kids enjoyed the trails and activities and will pass on your comments to our staff.
Written 25 January 2024
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Anon
5 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Really interesting trip through the history of the fishing industry in Scotland. Appreciate even more the risks fishermen take to bring us fresh fish.
Written 27 September 2023
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Thank-you for your positive review and your comments - it really is the human stories that bring the history of the industry to life.
Written 19 October 2023
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Liv
Worcester, UK1 contribution
Sept 2023 • Couples
We didn’t realise how big the museum was, there was so much to see. It was well worth the £11 entry. The free audio guide was good, just enough information to listen to without feeling overwhelmed. Very glad we went
Written 11 September 2023
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Thank-you for your review. We tried to pick the highlights of our collection to feature in the audioguide so it's good to hear that you think we got the balance right.
Written 16 September 2023
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rachieh69
Sheffield, UK247 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
£11 for adults.pay extra for audio guide. The musuem was a bit dated to be honest.theres a few activities for kids and a gift shop and cafe
Written 4 September 2023
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Thanks for your feedback and apologies about any confusion regarding the audioguide which is available for anyone to use free of charge from our website. We have plans in the pipeline to update our displays so hopefully there will be new things to see if you come back again.
Written 16 September 2023
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bettyturps
Leeds, UK9 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Am amazing experience Totally unexpected size of the museum inside . So much detailed history of the Scottish fishing industry is here and the laminated guide given are so easy to follow .Something different around each corner.Well worth a visit
Written 24 August 2023
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Thank-you so much for your positive review - we're glad that you enjoyed the meandering route through our displays and historic buildings.
Written 26 August 2023
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Esther R
Angus, UK2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Me family visited the fishing museum on August 9th. It was very interesting and informative the staff were friendly.
Some of highlights were, the model boats especially the ww2 model ferry, we enjoyed seeing all the boats that were being repaired including the research, the sail boat reaper outside was very interesting.
Overall we really enjoyed our vist and hope to vist again.
Also kids get in for free!
Written 10 August 2023
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Thank-you for your review - and for your comments on the work of the talented members of our Model Boat Club alongside our full-size vessels. We are glad you enjoyed your visit - please do come back again.
Written 18 August 2023
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steve m
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
What a shame that a family meeting, involving refreshments became a long drawn out affair!
The lone staff member in charge of proceedings was so apologetic as she informed us of a likely wait for our order due to staff shortages.
We duly accepted her predicament would result in food and drinks being delayed as she was all hands on deck in quite a busy tea room until her colleague joined her on shift.
Our food arrived at probably the same time as the cafe manager and was definitely warmer than hèr attitude! We overheard her bark instructions at her staff and there seemed to be a negative atmosphere with her presence.
No smiles, interaction with customers or even basic politeness and courtesy is not something you expect in a manager, especially in a hospitality industry?
The food was excellent. The ladies rolling their sleeves up and getting stuck in behind the counter should be commended.
Written 6 August 2023
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Thank you for your comments and our apologies for a less than satisfactory visit to our Waves Café. Thank you also for your positive comments about the food quality. As with many hospitality businesses we are currently having to operate with reduced staffing numbers due to serious recruitment issues which we seeking to resolve as quickly as possible. This is not ideal for any business. Regarding service and overall attitude, a more detailed discussion with the team will take place to ensure we meet our commitment to a positive customer experience at all times. We appreciate your feedback.
Written 9 August 2023
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SteadyS
Corpusty, UK102 contributions
Jul 2023
This place is huge and more round every corner ! Really interesting and well displayed. Some really interesting old photos and boats.
Written 15 July 2023
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Thanks for your review - we are glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 20 July 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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THE SCOTTISH FISHERIES MUSEUM: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about The Scottish Fisheries Museum

The Scottish Fisheries Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 - 16:30
  • Mon - Mon 10:00 - 16:30
  • Wed - Sat 10:00 - 16:30