Signal Tower Museum

Signal Tower Museum, Arbroath: Hours, Address, Signal Tower Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Signal Tower Museum
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Rod
Arbroath, UK24 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
We had a great visit to the signal tower museum. The staff are so welcoming and friendly. A special thank you to Karen who guided us up the recently opened tower. We heard some great stories and got the most amazing views of arbroath. My kids aged 5 and 10 loved it!!!!
Written November 13, 2021
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wahaejock
Fochabers, UK219 contributions
Sep 2021
Very interesting place with info boards and exhibits and a 40 minute ? film relating to the building of the Bell Rock Lighthouse which can be seen some a 11 miles out to sea if the weather is playing ball.
Written October 15, 2021
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Michael J
2 contributions
Sep 2021
This is a little gem. It's well set out - and current covid arrangements are good and don't interfere with a visit. It covers all aspects of the history, construction, technology and operation of the Bell Rock lighthouse and this building, which was the on-shore support base. It also shows the history of the maritime industry in and around Arbroath. This is all done in a clear and interesting manner. The staff are helpful and welcoming. the Signal Tower building itself is unusual, and hopefully the restoration work on the tower will proceed enough to allow it to be opened to visitors soon. Well worth a visit.
Written October 10, 2021
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stevieb774
19 contributions
Aug 2021
For such a small space available inside, this museum is absolutely packed with information.
Ever wanted to know what holds the structure of a lighthouse together? Then this is the museum for you! (answer: interlocked stones, like a giant 3-d jigsaw)
Clearly things are not quite normal post-pandemic, but we were nonetheless given a warm welcome by the Receptionist, who is herself also a huge repository of knowledge about the locality and lighthouses in general.
A most fascinating visit which answered all of the questions I had, especially after watching the film 'The Vanishing'.

As an aside, the small camera collection upstairs within the photo exhibition was somewhat poignant as a way of showing the 'gone' physical aspect of a particular photographer's life in the 1980s, i.e. what had actually gone into producing the superb black and whites arrayed on the walls. Thankyou for this detail within this exhibition, which I found valuable and which brought back many memories of using my own Nikon cameras in that same era.
Written August 13, 2021
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rachel
Dunbar, UK4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
We stopped into Arbroath on the way elsewhere and decided to go to the museum as my husbands dad worked for the Northern Lighthouse board and painted the Bell Rock Lighthouse. It was lovely to learn more about the build and lighthouse keepers lives.
Written August 10, 2021
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PortPie
Kemnay, UK283 contributions
Jul 2021
This is a fantastic little museum and it’s free! Amazing and interesting history around the bell rock lighthouse. We came across it accidentally however, we were really impressed with the information on offer and the friendliness of the staff member who greeted us. You can just make out the lighthouse on a clear day, which is fair enough considering it’s 11 miles out to sea. All covid measures are being strictly adhered to which makes you feel safe. Would return.
Written July 21, 2021
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Djgonetosea
Glasgow, UK11 contributions
Mar 2020
Enjoyed an excellent visit. Lots of information. Left much better informed about history of Bell Rock
Written March 9, 2020
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Chris H
Arbroath, UK20 contributions
May 2019
What an interesting place to visit. Learn all about the only lighthouse built in the sea and is still standing after all that time. Plus it almost totally maintenance free.
Written December 19, 2019
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grayfam
Edinburgh, UK582 contributions
Nov 2019
The only thing I knew about Abroath was that I love Smokies - and visiting thier home we just decided to pop in here ( to avoid the rain to be honest). Welcomed by a friendly enthousiastic volunteer who pointed out the Bell Rock on the horizon - had not even heard of it before....why ? Absolutely loved our trip to this museum, we stayed well over an hour. The film was a fantastic introduction, and the exhibits brought the whole history to life. Have even done a little further research on Rock Lighouses since we returned home - its an utterly fascinating aspect of history I had never previously considered.
Added to that the Museum building is a Georgian gem and has an interesting history of its own. Its free - unbelievable !
Written November 19, 2019
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brengordon40
Aberdeen, UK12 contributions
Nov 2019
We enjoyed this little museum, especially its gripping video about the lighthouse built on the rock. There's lots to see and ponder on, and we'll be taking our grandchildren to see it again at the first opportunity.
Nice location, too.
Written November 13, 2019
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