Eyemouth Museum
Eyemouth Museum
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This museum depicts life in this fishing town over the centuries and contains a beautiful tapestry created by local women commemorating the Great East Coast Fishing Disaster of 1881 which claimed the lives of 189 local fishermen.
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MasterBlaster
Fourways, South Africa5 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Great little museum, and well worth an hour of your day when you visit Eyemouth. Fascinating look back at history of this busy fishing town and the trades needed to support it.
Written 5 August 2023
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Allan Whiteley
Looe, UK14 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
Had a wander around the well kept, clean and interesting museum at Eyemouth. There’s plenty to look at for every age with interactive ’question and answers’ for the youngsters. Good historical view of Eyemouth to the near present day. Really worth the visit
Written 7 April 2023
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Lorr H
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Mar 2023 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyed this wee gem. Packed full of info re the different craftsmen who lived in the town (sailmakers, coopers, blacksmiths, wheelwrights, etc.) & exhibits of their tools of the trade. All well-presented as you meander thro'. Detailed tapestry of the lost lives at sea & many artefacts, too. Good digital reconstruction of the Eyemouth Fort. So much variety! Andrew, one of the volunteers, was welcoming & helpful. Definitely recommend.
Written 28 March 2023
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james h
Carlisle, UK46 contributions
Oct 2022
We learned a lot about local history, crafts and customs - particularly relating to the Black Friday disaster in the late 1800's
The Museum attendant was very helpful and took time to set on our way to St Abbs.
Written 22 October 2022
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Heidib400
London, UK11 contributions
Sept 2022 • Couples
This was brilliant!
Lots of items to look at to really understand what it was to be a fisherman/ family in Eyemouth back in the day. Looking at the census information and detail about the Black Friday disaster was especially eye opening. The emotion from that disaster is still very palpable, you really sense it.
Definitely something to go and see!
Staff helpful and some really good gifts in the gift shop.
Written 7 September 2022
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John B
Bishop Auckland, UK2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
A wonderful visit for all the family. So interesting and highly recommended
A great overview of how Eyemouth has evolved over time and a great tribute to those who perished in the 1881 disaster.
Written 24 August 2022
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D0ugMatthews
Whitley Bay, UK13 contributions
Aug 2022
Lovely little museum largely covering the 1881 fishing disaster, and peopled by very helpful volunteer staff. I'm very glad I made the trip as it was well worth the visit.
Written 22 August 2022
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Janice P
Glasgow, UK190 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
An interesting glimpse into the past lives of the people of Eyemouth. The museum is well laid out with simple interactive displays for children. The staff member was cheerful and made us feel very welcome.
Written 28 October 2021
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ALISON H
Harrogate, UK692 contributions
Sept 2021
This is a very small museum by most standards but well-run by a dedicated team of volunteers . You will learn a lot about life in centuries past in the countryside and at sea . Eyemouth is , and still is , a fishing community and there are several displays relating to the traumatic event of 1881 when 189 fishermen were drowned in a freak storm ; two thirds of these were from Eyemouth itself . It is still remembered in this small community .
Written 26 October 2021
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Liz P
Leeds, UK489 contributions
Oct 2021
This is a delightful museum which gives an excellent display of life in the area in times gone by. Particularly moving is the tapestry commemorating the storm of 1881 and deaths of so many local fishermen
Written 10 October 2021
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