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Scottish Fisheries Museum

Situated in a wonderful set of historic buildings on the harbour of Anstruther, this nationally important collection documents Scotland's fishing heritage.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the museum and Year of Coast and Waters 2020, the Sea Change Exhibition is now available online


St Ayles
Anstruther & Cellardyke
KY10 3AB

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Tel: 01333 310628
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The museum aims to excite informed interest in the development of the Scottish commercial fishing industry. It shares 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. 

The Reaper used recently on Outlander, is part of the museums fleet and is situated just outside the museum, in Anstruther Harbour. 


By Car  (if using sat nav, our postcode is KY10 3AB)

Travelling from the West and Forth Bridge - leaving the bridge follow the A90 north onto the M90, exit at junction 2a, merging onto the A92.  Take  the A921 signed Kirkcaldy East, then follow the A915 through Leven to Upper Largo and  onto the A917, the B942 through Colinsburgh and rejoin the A917 signed Pittenweem and Anstruther.  

Arriving from the North and the Tay Bridge - leaving the bridge follow the A92 for approx 1 mile to the first roundabout, take the first exit onto the A914 (St Andrews, A919) continue onto the A919, then the A91 to St Andrews, follow the A917 signed Crail, Anstruther through and out of town for half a mile then turn right onto the B9131 (Dunino, Anstruther) road.

For more detailed Information on parking facilities near the Museum please seeMuseum Accessibility

By Bus - Buses to and from Anstruther are operated by Stagecoach

Services X58 and X60 connects Edinburgh and St. Andrews via, Kirkcaldy, Leven and Upper Largo and Anstruther both stop directly outside the Scottish Fisheries Museum.

Service 95 connects Anstruther with both St. Andrews and Leven and the villages in between along the A917 coast road.  This is an hourly service.

Services X26 and X27 connect Glasgow with St Andrews passing through Kirkcaldy, Leven and Upper Largo where connections to Anstruther can be made.

By Train  - The nearest railway station is Leuchars, approximately 13 miles north west of Anstruther and 3 miles west of St Andrews. There is a regular bus service from the railway station to St Andrews Bus Depot where connecting buses to Anstruther can be found. Taxis are also available at the station.

By Air - Our nearest airports for internal, European and international flights to and from Scotland are Edinburgh Airport, 47 miles from Anstruther and Glasgow Airport which is 97 miles from Anstruther. 

Cycling  - A number of cycling routes have been established in the Fife area and further details and maps can be obtained from VisitScotland visitor information centres and on the VisitScotland website.

Walking  - Following the Fife Coastal Path from East or West will bring you to the Museum front door; the Museum is a Welcome Port along the path; for more information, maps and a guide see the Fife Coastal Path website.

For detailed information on public transport and to plan your journey visit Traveline Scotland.

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