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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: The  Museum of Scottish Lighthouses is once again operating under Summer Opening Hours. Both the Museum and Cafe will be open 7 days a week at the following times. Mon: 10am-5pm Tues: 10am-5pm Wed: 10am-5pm Thur: 10am-5pm Fri: 10am-5pm Sat: 10am-5pm Sun: 10am-5pm Tours run daily at 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. * Please note that Stevenson’s …

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The Lighthouse Evening Restaurant

Did you know the museum operates an evening restaurant? The Lighthouse Restaurant is open on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7pm. Due to the high standard of the food and the stunning views over the North Sea it is unsurprisingly a popular service. Booking is essential! To make sure you are not left disappointed book …

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