Queensferry Museum
Queensferry Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Queensferry Museum showcases the past and traditions of historic Queensferry and neighbouring Dalmeny. The museum has stunning views out onto the Firth of Forth and the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Forth Bridge. Whether your interest is social history, folk traditions or civic engineering, there is something here for everyone to enjoy.
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NIRS3
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK267 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
We came across this museum by accident following an aborted visit to Hopetoun House (It was closed for the winter). It is in a building housing the Registrars office and we had to ring the bell to be admitted. First of all we had a look at the wedding area and what a wonderful backdrop for a wedding it is with the three (well two and a half bridges filling the view from the windows.

Upstairs there were four rooms dedicated to local history including the building of the bridges which we both found very interesting.

Also of interest was the local tradition of the BURRY MAN which is very strange and enacted each year. There is a full size mock up of a Burry Man and it looked a little uncomfortable. Entrance was free and the curator/receptionist was friendly and helpful. I don't expect it gets lots of visitors as it doens't seem to be well promoted..

Well worth a visit particularly for the view and the use of the telescope to view the bridges especially looking at the progress on the new bridge
Written November 13, 2015
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111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
Bristol, UK7,801 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Excellent muséum that brings the local community spirit into close relationship with the bridges of the Firth of Forth,
Lots of local culture, history and the grand window that lends the perfect view...
Free to enter and very interesting...
Written October 12, 2019
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Stromboli
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK195 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
This free museum is small, with just four rooms of exhibits, but well set out and very interesting. The curator on duty was friendly, knowledgeable and generous with her time. Lots of great old photographs.

At the time of our visit, one room was dedicated to a display about the Battle of Jutland, which should appeal to visitors with a special interest in that era of naval history, but was accessible for those of us without specialist knowledge.

Entry was free.
Written September 3, 2018
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Jane U
Chesterfield, England25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Having just got off a ship in South Queensferry, we popped into the Museum as we walked into the town. Little gem of a place. Joan, the curator was really informative and helpful and told of local traditions including the “Burry Man”. Really interesting with a stunning view of the Forth Road bridge
Written June 8, 2018
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janicejanroxy
Annan, UK245 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Solo
Building is shared with local council offices so when I visited on a Sunday you had to be buzzed into the museum part, 4 rooms , 2 for local history and the other 2 were the building of the bridges and a First World War exhibition.Can easily pass an hour here as there's lots to read and it's free
Written September 21, 2017
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Fazman9
Dunfermline, UK48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
As others have said its a small museum with 4 rooms but lots to see about local history.
Its free so can't see why anyone can complain really.
Friendly guy on the desk was helpful and free history books about the 1st world were on offer.
Can't be many more forth bridge museums around with old photos etc.
Just check opening times though as its not open every day.
Written July 1, 2017
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Alan T
Kirkcaldy, UK104 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Solo
It's closed at the moment for refurbishment.

Please check for re-opening dates

I have to fill up the remaining minimum characters but I have nothing further to say!
Written May 19, 2014
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Simon Y
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom65 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
To many people reviewing south queens ferry and not the museum. South Queensferry is a lovely place, the museum is not. So boring , rubbish staff. Bit snooty and not understanding with my 6 year old autistic son.
Written March 21, 2013
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Anu
United Kingdom909 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Further up the High street, Queensferry Museum boasts a fascinating showcase of the history and traditions of South Queensferry, as well as a wealth of information on the Forth Bridges. It's really great little museum (and free) and has some fantastic information about the construction of the Bridges.
Written April 1, 2020
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Vetvoyages
Kyiv, Ukraine124 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
THIS MUSEUM IS NOT OPEN ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY!

I have travelled from Sweden for a few days in Edinburgh and wanted to visit the Queensferry museum today (Saturday 7th March).

I checked the opening times on both the website and Google maps and made my way to the museum.

We tried the door repeatedly but it was locked. We checked the times on the board outside. It was supposed to be open. We phoned the number on the board outside. The automated message says that this number is not in use. We asked the lady in the shop opposite. She says the museum is closed on Saturdays.

It is also closed from 1.15-2.15 for lunch, which is not clear from the online listings. The phone number on the board outside is also wrong!
Written March 7, 2020
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Thanks for your comments. I have checked with staff onsite and can confirm Queensferry Museum was open Saturday and Sunday this weekend (aside from the lunch period). For security, there is a door entry system in place for access to the museum and the member of staff onsite can grant access when this buzzer is pressed. When I checked our website (www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk) opening hours were correctly displaying as 10.00-17.00 daily, with a 13.00-14.15 closure for lunch. However, when I called the site telephone number, I found this did not connect - I will notify the relevant manager of this fault and request that signage regarding access is checked as well. I hope you have the opportunity to visit the museum at some point in the near future. Please email museumsandgalleries.visitorservices@edinburgh.gov.uk if there is anything further we can help with.
Written March 8, 2020
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