LIST YOUR EVENT FOR FREE

The Scottish Fisheries Museum

An independent charity-run museum covering the history of the Scottish fishing industryand how it became such an important part of the lives of so many Scots.

The Scottish Fisheries Museum

About The Scottish Fisheries Museum

St Ayles Harbourhead, Anstruther KY10 3AB
01333310628
The Scottish Fisheries Museum Website
Follow scotfishmuseum on Twitter
Facebook information can be found here
Follow scotfishmuseum on Instagram

Our principal aim, in all of our efforts with regard to the displays in our extensive museum and our many educational and research activities, is to excite informed interest in the development of the Scottish commercial fishing industry among people of all ages in and beyond Scotland. The core story that we have to tell is the history of how, through a constant process of innovation, the Scottish fisheries became such an important part of the lives of so many Scots.

Our collections are truly inspiring. They permit us to exhibit wonderful examples of historic fishing boats and gear. They help us to illustrate the geography and social structures of our fishing communities. They allow us to honour their ways of life, skills, customs, dress, creativity and resilience, and to improve understanding of the various external circumstances, environmental, technological, political and commercial, which had and still continue to have such an impact upon them.

We take seriously the responsibilities that come with our belonging to a very special section of Scottish society, to men and women who, over the centuries, have faced both natural and man-made adversity and yet maintained a proud tradition and a distinct, but open, culture. In celebrating their achievements, we are proud to welcome all of our visitors, young and old, to an experience that will be both highly entertaining and informative.

Upcoming Events at The Scottish Fisheries Museum

100 Species

29th March 2024 - 10th June 2024

Curated and presented by Edinburgh Shoreline, the 100 Species Exhibition celebrates the life that thrives on our coast and in our seas. Catch it at The Scottish Fisheries Museum!

READ MORE

Yolandé Kenny: ‘Seasons in the East Neuk’ Art Exhibition

4th May 2024 - 3rd June 2024

From stormy winter seas to sunny summer days, this exhibition by Yolandé Kenny celebrates the busy and colourful coastline of the East Neuk throughout the year.

READ MORE

Sea Creature Hand Applique Workshop

7th June 2024

Learn how to applique by hand at this crafty workshop at The Scottish Fisheries Museum on Friday 7th June!

READ MORE

More Museums in Fife

Methil Heritage Centre

272 High Street, Methil KY8 3EQ

A popular community museum with a permanent display about the Levenmouth area.

READ MORE

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum Moodie Street, Dunfermline KY12 7PL

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum boasts state of the art interactive displays, weaving demonstrations,temporary exhibitions, children's activities, a delightful cafe & garden and a museum shop!

READ MORE

The Scottish Vintage Bus Museum

The Scottish Vintage Bus Museum M90 Commerce Park , Dunfermline KY12 0SJ

The Scottish Vintage Bus Museum is set in a 49-acre site, north of Dunfermline and houses over 100 buses, as well as trains, a horse tram, and other exhibits.

READ MORE

St Andrews Heritage Museum

12 North Street, St Andrews KY16 9PW

St Andrews Heritage Museum and Garden at 12 North Street is set in a charming 17th century house and garden, a stone’s throw from St Andrews Cathedral and St Andrews Castle.

READ MORE

Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries

1-7 Abbot Street , Dunfermline KY12 7 N

Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries (DCL&G) - a new museum, gallery spaces, cafe, shop and reading rooms all adjoining the world's 1st Carnegie Library.

READ MORE

Kirkcaldy Galleries

Kirkcaldy Galleries War Memorial Gardens, Kirkcaldy KY1 1YG

Kirkcaldy Galleries offers visitors a library, museum, art gallery, local & family history room, cafe, gift shop and children's areas - all under one roof!

READ MORE

Museum Of Communication

131 High Street , Burntisland KY3 9AA

One of Scotland's only museums of communication, with a regular programme of exhibitions and events.

READ MORE

Fife Folk Museum

High Street Ceres, Cupar KY15 5NF

Fife Folk Museum in the village of Ceres, offers an interesting and entertaining day out for all the family with activities for all ages.

READ MORE

Fife Heritage Railway

Fife Heritage Railway Kirkland Sidings, Leven KY8 4RB

Fife Heritage Railway is a heritage railway run by The Kingdom of Fife Railway Preservation Society.

READ MORE

St Andrews Museum

Kinburn Park Doubledykes Road, St Andrews KY16 9DP

St Andrews Museum is a stunning Victorian mansion nestled in the grounds of Kilnburn Park.

READ MORE

British Golf Museum

British Golf Museum Bruce Embankment , St Andrews KY16 9AB

Welcome to the British Golf Museum. From the 16th century to the present day, the whole history of the great game is explored under one roof.

READ MORE

The R & A World Golf Museum

The R & A World Golf Museum Bruce Embankment, St Andrews KY16 9AB

The R&A is pleased to welcome visitors to The R&A World Golf Museum, offering a fresh and exciting approach to the display and interpretation of golf's history.

READ MORE
All Museums listings in Fife

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Kirkcaldy Boot and Mart
Kirkcaldy Boot and Mart, indoor and outdoor every Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday... all welcome!
Dunnikier Country Park Fayre
The Dunnikier Country Park Fayre in Kirkcaldy returns in May 2024, promising to be a fantastic day out for people of all ages!
Big Kid Circus in Glenrothes
Roll Up, Roll Up! The Big Kid Circus is in town! Catch them at Warout Playing Fields, Glenrothes between 22nd and 27th May!
Heritage Tour: East End of St Andrews
Enjoy a fascinating Heritage Tour of the East End of St Andrews and explore the rich history of this beautiful area with knowledgeable and local guides!
A Country Night In Nashville
A Country Night in Nashville, perfectly capturing the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of Country Music, returns to The Alhambra Theatre in February!

Popular Listings

Adam Smith Theatre Alhambra Theatre Dunfermline Carnegie Hall Corn Exchange Cupar Kings Theatre Kirkcaldy Lochgelly Centre PJ Molloys Rothes Halls Teasses Estate The Byre Theatre St Andrews