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 housing 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 partners including Scottish Fishermen’s Federation. Thank you to all our supporters.

Relax in Stevensons’ Café with windows looking out onto the entrance of the Moray Firth. Whales, dolphins and all sorts 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

From Wednesday, 1st April, the museum’s opening hours will extend. We will be open every day 10am – 5pm, with an extra tour at 4pm. The café’s opening hours will remain the same: 10am – 4.30pm.

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Café open until 4.30pm

Our Stevenson’s Tea Room will from now on be open from 10am until 4.30pm every day! That means an extra half hour to get a delicious snack and a stunning view at the same time!

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