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Museum of Scottish Lighthouses

Castle Terrace, Fraserburgh AB43 9DU, Scotland
+44 1346 511022
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Traditional lighthouse

Very interesting museum on the history of local lighthouses. Good for kids and adults alike. Nice... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Aisha W
Everything you wanted to know

In Fraserburgh right on the headland,car park in front of building. Informative displays and staff... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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“light house” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Castle Terrace, Fraserburgh AB43 9DU, Scotland
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+44 1346 511022
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Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting museum on the history of local lighthouses. Good for kids and adults alike. Nice beach walk too

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In Fraserburgh right on the headland,car park in front of building. Informative displays and staff. All you ever wanted to know about light houses.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Visited the Museum which on its own was pretty good The tour of the actuall lighthouse and the information provided by the guide, who was really interesting and clearly passionate about the subject made the visit really worthwhile. Cafe was pretty good, nice friendly staff,...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We went into the tearoom for coffee and cake which was excellent and after seeing their lunch menu and specials on the board would certainly go in there again for lunch. You can use the tearoom without paying to go into the museum. The museum...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

The admission cost includes a guided tour of the Kinnaird Head Castle Lighthouse; me and my friend were also allowed to have a look around the cottages, which are all within the same grounds. The lighthouse tour is really interesting and I would thoroughly recommend...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

A wild day seemed apt for this visit. Our guide, Michael was very informative and an hour passed quickly. An interesting setup and friendly cafe.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

I visited this Museum for the first time. I was staying in Strathpeffer, but decided to visit this site, as I had always wanted to see it, but had never gotten around to it on previous trips to this area of Scotland. Now I had...More

Thank Donald M
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

We had a very enjoyable two hour visit to the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses. Our guide for the tour of the lighthouse was very informative. There is quite a bit of climbing of stairs which could be problematic for more elderly. The view from the...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

So well worth the trip – far exceeded my expectations in terms of quantity and quality of exhibits, plus the really friendly and knowledgeable staff. Amazing view from café. Truly a gem. Thanks for much to Lynda and all the staff.

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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

This museum must have the national collection of lighthouse lenses. Going with a good camera with close up lenses to take advantage of the effects of the lenses would be interesting but I must admit I found my interest flagging before the end of the...More

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mclachlan87
28 June 2016|
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Response from Michael S | Property representative |
The admission prices have recently been adjusted: Adult: £7-70 Concession: £5-50 Student: £5-50 Child (5-16): £3-30 Under 5: Free Family Ticket (2 Adults and Children): £17-60
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