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
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.5
418 reviews
Excellent
292
Very good
100
Average
16
Poor
5
Terrible
5

Anon
5 contributions
Sep 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Liv
Worcester, UK1 contribution
Sep 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
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.

rachieh69
Sheffield, UK247 contributions
Sep 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
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.

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SteadyS
Corpusty, UK98 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
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.

jackie w
Edinburgh, UK4 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Please please don’t do what we always done and walk past this great place, why we have never been in before I don’t know, we honestly could not believe how good this museum was so much bigger than we could have ever imagined, so much to see loved learning about the history then stepping outside and imaging how it used to be just amazing, such lovely welcoming staff, well worth the price please go you will not be disappointed
Written 19 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank-you for your review - we're glad you didn't keep on walking past this time! We are so lucky to be be right by the harbour in a range of historic buildings - it really does help to set the scene for our displays.
Written 20 July 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

caroline l
Oxford, UK169 contributions
Apr 2023
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.
Written 24 April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
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.

James M
Hamilton, UK25 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 23 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
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.

Showing results 1-10 of 400
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

THE SCOTTISH FISHERIES MUSEUM: Tickets, Tours & Tips (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