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“day out”

The Scottish Fisheries Museum
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Anstruther
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: (April - September) Mon - Sat: 10.00 - 5.30, Sun: 11 - 5; (November - March) Mon - Sat: 10.00 - 4.30, Sun: 12 - 4.30; last admissions 1 hour before closing. Adults £8, Concessions £6, Accompanied Children free. Independent charity-run museum covering the history of the Scottish fishing industry and its people from the earliest times to the present. A range of modern and traditional displays, dioramas and interactives provide something for everyone.
Fife, scotland
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“day out”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

It was ok, i was expecting more from this place, only took minutes to look at it and the kids got bored. more interesting outside

Visited April 2012
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Edinburgh
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

This is a huge, but very well laid out museum. The highlight is the full sized fishing boat they have in Gallery 8. Amazing!

Visited January 2013
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Dornoch, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Entering a Tardis!”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

How do they get so much into such an apparently small space. This is must visit, but allow at least three hours. It is fascinating!

Visited January 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Not for big fearties!”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

As a rugged forty year old action man, when I entered the Scottish Fisheries Museum I didn't expect to leave it fleeing in horror, but that's kind of what happened.
It costs £6 to get in, for an adult, and the staff at the entrance are very friendly and helpful.
As other reviewers have said, it is far bigger on the inside than it appears to be on the outside with a boatyard attached and loads of boats, bits of boats, displays, paintings, a ship's wheelhouse you can stand in; there's a lot of stuff in there.
The displays are in a chronological order and as you walk through the buildings there are signs telling you what zone is next and how to get to each part.
I visited on a Thursday afternoon in December and had the place to myself other than the dummies. There were dummies of sea captains, herring wives, a fisherman's family, dummies in waterproofs, dummies working at machinery. There were no other visitors or staff, just me and the dummies in the fading light. It was pretty creepy and it may scare the most easily freaked out toddlers but most children should be fine with it.
By the time I reached the fisherman's cottage, complete with family of dummies at the end of the museum I was just about ready to run out screaming. I did enjoy the museum; it's obviously not run on a big budget but they've done a great job with what they've got. I'd maybe come back for a 'ghost night', but not alone.

Visited December 2012
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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“A superb museum”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

They certainly get it right on the advertising here when they say that "it's much bigger than it looks". The museum covers quite a large area, and utilises various buildings to host the exhibits.

The exhibitions are well set out and contain a wide range of interesting exhibits, from fantastic model boats to several examples of the real things. The background information is presented in an entertaining and informative way and, in short, I would say that there should be something here of interest to everybody.

Well worth a visit.

Visited November 2012
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