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Museum of Scottish Lighthouses
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses tells the story of the Northern Lighthouse Board from its creation in 1786 to its operation in the present day. A visit includes entry to the main Museum building which patrons can browse at their, but included in the ticket price is a tour of Kinnaird Head Lighthouse - the Northern Lighthouse Boards first light. The Museum has an on-site cafe and free parking facilities. Fraserburgh Visitor Information Centre is also contained within the site.
Reviewed May 9, 2013

A great museum , sweet and gift shop and café . Interesting guided tour of the museum and outhouses . Beautiful top floor conservatory café where you can over look the sea and enjoy a good Scottish hearty meal ! Really nice staff and a great place for families of all ages and friends and organisations of any number . Really worthwhile and a day well spent !

1. There is only a fee for the café , shops and guided tour you can wander the rest of the museum solo.
2. There is plenty for young kids to do ,so nobody will get bored !

Thank Katiana906
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M_Strachan87, General Manager at Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2013

Just a point for clarification. Our Stevenson's Café is FREE to access, you do not need to be a museum visitor. Access to the Museum which includes a tour of Scotland's First Lighthouse does incur an admission fee.

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

All you need to know about lighthouses in Scotland is here. It entrance fee includes a guided tour of the old lighthouse which is not to be missed. The guides are well informed and enthusiastic (always a bonus). There is hand on sutff for children (and adults!) to do. The shop has things that you can't get anywhere else in the area and you can finish off the visit by going to the best cafe in Fraserburgh.

Thank Mike C
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

A good museum, which is improved by a the tour of the decommissioned Kinnaird Head Lighthouse. It was great to be able to climb to the top of the lighthouse, and into the light room proper. Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained lighthouse life, and how the lighthouse would have worked when in service. A good little cafe on the top floor of the museum with great view of the coast was a bonus.

Thank Paul W
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

The museum itself is decent enough but with two young ones there's not much time to browse before boredom and running amok starts. We were late on a sat afternoon and the guy behind the desk said he would allow us a tour at four (the last is usually at three i think). Calum our guide was excellent interacting with all of us. The lighthouse is behind the museum and it gives you a great inside to how life was. Very informative and interesting, I honestly wasn't expecting much and this surpassed my expectations. Got right up to the top of the lighthouse which with two little ones I didn't think we would with health and safety gone mad. Kids really enjoyed it and so did we.

Thank jaf23
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

This is worth a look if you're in the area and have the slightest interest in lighthouses. You also get a guided tour of the first lighthouse built in mainland Scotland (1787) - and it was built within (or through?) the even earlier Kinnaird castle (1570)

Thank L3K
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