The Scottish Fisheries Museum

The Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther: Hours, Address, The Scottish Fisheries Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

The Scottish Fisheries Museum

The Scottish Fisheries Museum
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Speciality Museums • Coffee Shops
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
*New opening times Wed-Sun 10:00 - 4:00 (last admission 1 hour before closing) Adults £9, Concessions £7, accompanied children, carers and NHS staff free. Book online at www.scotfishmuseum/visit-us.php 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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Clivel_98
Hereford, UK1,487 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
A brilliant Tardis of a place. Packed full of different items covering the local history of fishing and the communities around it. Several boats of different types are part of the collection - including one humongous one undergoing careful renovation.

If I the area, visit this superb museum. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Written 15 December 2021
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don7614
Oklahoma497 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Great location, easy to get to. Very nicely laid out. Excellent gift shop, lots of quality items. Wore new hoodie just this morning.

Staff are most helpful.
Written 25 October 2021
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Lynne W
131 contributions
Sep 2021
Allow at least an hour+ for this museum; it is extremely interesting, well presented and informative. Some lovely art work and great histories of the fishing industry and how hard life was for both men and women on the coast earning a living fishing and supplying fish worldwide. Absolutely fascinating. Would highly recommend.
Written 19 September 2021
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ArgyEll
Glasgow, UK17 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
From the outside this looks like not much stall, and I expected a few showcases and small exhibits. Once inside though you discover reconstructed cottages, engine rooms, cabins and best of all, complete ships.
It provides a great history of the industry that has been such a big part of life here and all along the British coastline.
If anything more could be presented, I’d have loved to learn more of the culture of fishing people; their music and tales, for example.
Written 19 August 2021
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alistair1451
Stirling, UK27 contributions
Aug 2021
My wife and I visited the tearoom attached to the museum, it used to be a favourite of ours but today the staff attitude was extremely disappointing.
The female staff member lectured us for having sat at a table after telling us to sit anywhere . apparently if a plastic card is face down you are meant to know the area has not been sanitized, in the old days we would have pointed out the table surface was dirty and had not been cleaned.
Her demeanour was cheeky and disrespectful and we will not return there, Covid-19 does not excuse everything and offhand comments should not be accepted.
There are other café type places locally where the staff are welcoming I recommend people go to those venues instead
Written 5 August 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. We are very sorry that you had a bad experience this time. Covid-19 has presented challenges but as you say it does not excuse such a situation. We always try to make our visitors welcome while keeping everyone safe but we apologise if we got the balance wrong on this occasion and hope you will reconsider coming back.
Written 19 August 2021
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Sandra I
Crosslee, UK44 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
This is usually a favourite place for us when we're visiting Anstruther but not this time.

The food was lovely, but the staff attitude left a lot to be desired.

I appreciate things are different with the covid regulations and that's understandable. However people can't be expected to know what a particular establishments rules are without some guidance. The staff were abrupt bordering on plain rude when we innocently and completely accidentally went the wrong way to the toilets. Completely un necessary in speaking to both myself & my Mum and also my teenaged nieces.

Would definitely think twice about coming back
Written 28 July 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed the food but sorry about the negative experience this time. Covid-19 has presented challenges with routes and signage but as you say it does not excuse staff abruptness. We always try to make our visitors welcome while keeping everyone safe but we apologise if we got the balance wrong on this occasion and hope you will reconsider coming back.
Written 19 August 2021
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Raiden
Edinburgh, UK3 contributions
Jun 2021
I went here when I was really young and couldn't remember much about it other than that I loved it. I had decided to return last year (I'm from Edinburgh) but then lockdown happened and I had to cancel my plans. I finally went back last week and it was worth every added month of waiting time. Obviously if you have no interest in the history of the scottish fishing industry then maybe skip it (although I would question why you would want to go in the first place), however, I think this may be my favourite museum. The chronology is simple, effective, and exhaustive and it's clear that the curation of the building has been doen with such love and attention to detail that it feels utterly vibrant in every gallery. I spent three hours here but probably could've tacked another hour on. The staff were very friendly and dealt with everything covid-related really well even though there can be quite a few tight areas. I would've maybe liked a few more things in the shop as I was practically ready to throw money at anything but I can understand there is only so much space. Fantastic place, will probably make it an annual trip.
Written 22 June 2021
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Thank you so much for such a positive review. We are so pleased your visit was rated so highly and that you found the staff friendly and helpful. Covid-19 has presented challenges but we are tried to make the experience enjoyable and safe. To rate us as possibly your favourite museum is much appreciated and we do hope to see you again next year.
Written 19 August 2021
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Darren M
65 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
Arrived 5 mins after last entry and the girl was so rude and wouldn’t even let us into the shop. Really poor service like this needs to be highlighted. I hope the owners take notice as we’ll never be back.
Written 29 October 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. We are very sorry that you were not able to enter and that the message was not presented in a more friendly manner. Covid-19 has presented challenges but we always try to make our visitors welcome while keeping everyone safe.
Written 19 August 2021
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Eric G
2 contributions
Oct 2020
Enjoyed exhibits but not very wheelchair friendly. Some very steep narrow passages
Memorial room not open
Written 5 October 2020
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Hi there, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear of your accessibility issues, as normally we pride ourselves in our disabled access. Unfortunately, although we try to make areas as wide as possible, the museum is housed in a series of old buildings that make some adaptions difficult or even impossible sometimes. our memorial room is housed behind a gate and can be opened at the request of the visitor, normally those who are coming to remember their loved ones. If you would like to discuss anything further please feel free to contact us via our contact form on our website.
Written 6 October 2020
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Graham D
15 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Really informative and enjoyable museum. Could have stayed there all day.

Very well researched information.

A working museum and will make a second visit.
Written 17 September 2020
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Hi! Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we are looking forward to seeing you again in the future.
Written 1 October 2020
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The Scottish Fisheries Museum is open:
  • Wed - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM