Scottish Fisheries Museum

The Scottish Fisheries Museum

"It's Bigger than you think", with 20 galleries, 19 boats, the age of steam and much more, the whole family will find it fascinating...Oh, and the tearoom offers great value light lunches! 

The Scottish Fisheries Museum is very well laid out, easy to follow and absolutely fascinating. We recommend you allow at least 2 hours and depending on how absorbed you get, it could be even longer!!

Since the Scottish Fisheries Museum opened in 1969 it has grown in size and in the range of its galleries. From the original courtyard, there is now a covered boatyard. The site includes 19 Historic boats - including the 78ft 'Zulu' Research and our sailing flagship Reaper (as seen on BBC 'Coast')

The Scottish Fisheries Museum is home to some 66,000 objects from across Scotland including; boat models, paintings, costumes, equipment and household items with extensive library and photo archive - the whole collection was recently awarded 'Recognition of National Significance'.

Did you know?

Archaeologists have shown that fishing was important to the first people who settled in Scotland around 7,000 BC.

The Scottish Fisheries Museum  has a spectacular harbour location in the heart of Anstruther in the Fife fishing community. It welcomes disabled visitors too: a series of ramps allow wheelchair access to virtually every part of the buildings.

The Scottish Fisheries Museum is open all year round (reduced group rates)

Opening Times

Open 7 days

April - September: 10.00am - 5.30pm (Monday - Friday) 11.00am- 5.00pm (Saturday & Sunday)

October - March: 10.00am - 4.30pm (Monday - Friday) 12.00pm - 4.30pm (Saturday & Sunday)

Adults £8.00, Concessions £6.00, Children free (max.5).

Tel:01333 310628 By the harbour. KY10 3AB 


12th June – 30th August 

Robert Callender - A2B

A2B is a tribute to the sixty-year career of renowned environmental artist Robert Callender who died in 2011.  Reflecting the startling originality and prescience of Callender’s work, A2B will be realised as an exhibition, major publication and education programme in Edinburgh, Dundee and Fife in 2015 – 17.


11th September – 9thNovember 

Hope in the Great War

Created by the RNLI and funded by Arts Council England, this exhibition is an ideal way for families and young children to learn about the astounding work of RNLI volunteers during the First World War.  Touring RNLI museums, lifeboat stations and partner museums, it honours the courage and determination of those who saved lives in the midst of a time of great conflict.