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St Ayles, Harbourhead

Anstruther & Cellardyke

KY10 3AB




Situated in a wonderful collection of historic buildings on the harbour of the small and beautiful fishing port of Anstruther, we are a charitable trust which has become a national institution with an international reputation.

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.

Opening Times

The museum, shop and café are open all year round, except during the festive period when we close for a few days (check our events pages for this year’s details). Our usual opening times are:

Monday + Wednesday - Saturday: 10.00am - 4.30pm; Sunday: 11.00am - 4.30pm

July and August:

Monday + Wednesday - Saturday: 10.00am - 5.00pm; Sunday: 11.00am - 5.00pm

Last entry to the Museum is 1 hour before closing.


Museum Entry Costs

Adult: £10.00

Concession: £8.00 (Seniors, Disabled & Student)

Child: Free (max 5 children up to 16yrs, accompanied by an adult)

Members: Free

or you could consider our optional +10% GiftAid entry charges

Gift Aid Adult £11

Gift Aid Concession £8.80


Group Visits

Whilst booking in advance is not necessary for individuals or families, we do advise that parties of 12 or more people book in advance to take advantage of our group booking rates. Payment by cash, cheque or debit/credit card can be made on arrival. We can also provide your group with a guide if you request this well in advance. Our guides are all volunteers and are subject to availability.

Please contact enquiries@scotfishmuseum.org to enquire about group bookings.

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