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The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses

The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, based in the bustling fishing port of Fraserburgh on the North East corner of Aberdeenshire, consists of the first lighthouse built on mainland Scotland and a purpose-built museum. The highlight of a visit is a 45 minute guided tour to Kinnaird Head lighthouse. We are open all year round. The Museum is currently recruiting for volunteers across all of our activities.

Disabled access is available to the Museum building but not to the lighthouse itself. There are 72 steps to the top of the lighthouse.

The award winning museum of scottish lighthouses building contains several galleries containing an incredible nationally recognised collection of glass lenses, lighting technology and social history artefacts covering the lives of the men and families who guarded Scotland’s coastline for over two hundred years. There are audio-visual displays and interactive exhibits. For schools our Education Resources are fully CFE linked and introduce the world of lighthouses through literacy, numeracy, art and science.

The Museum runs regular events, exhibitions and open days. We are also supported by our Corporate friends and parteners including Scottish Fishermen’s Federation. Thank you to all our supporters.

Relax in Stevensons’ Cafe with windows looking out onto the entrance of the Moray Firth. Whales, dolphins and all manner of bird life can be seen travelling past while you sit and enjoy the view.

Our museum shop offers a wide range of gifts, books, toys and lighthouse memorabilia with a price range to suit every pocket.

Battered by storms, ravaged by waves, built by Mr. Stevenson.

Summer Opening Hours

Summer Opening Hours, Commencing 24th March 2014: As from the 24th March 2014 the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses will once again operate under Summer Opening Hours. Both the Museum and Cafe will be open 7 days a week at the following times. Mon: 10am-5pm Tues: 12pm-5pm Wed: 10am-5pm Thur: 10am-5pm Fri: 10am-5pm Sat: 10am-5pm Sun: 10am-5pm * Please note that …

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Broch Storm Competition: Submissions!

To remember the storm of 13th February 1989 which saw the fastest sea level gust of wind ever recorded in the UK at the Kinnaird Head Lighthouse at 142mph we are launching a “Broch Storm Photography …Competition” to coincide with the 25th Anniversary of the day on 13th February 2014. All competition entries will displayed …

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