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Sunday Selfies presents: Christmas at the Seaside

Sunday Selfies presents: Christmas at the Seaside

03 December 2017 12:00 - 17 December 2017 16:00

Pop in and try a new ‘Sunday Selfies’ Challenge every month.

Explore our collections, get crafty, or take a closer look at our temporary exhibitions. These self-led activities are available every Sunday and are fun for all the family.

Why not take a Selfie as you enjoy the challenges and tag us @scotfishmuseum?

From Sun. 3rd Dec. – Christmas by the Seaside

The museum’s Christmas decorations have gone astray! Follow our trail, solve the clues, and find out where they’re hiding.

*Participation in Sunday Selfies is included in museum entry during normal opening hours. Take advantage of our 12 month pass when you purchase your ticket and you can enjoy free access to the museum’s permanent and temporary displays as well as Sunday Selfies for a whole year!

Future Events

Christmas Crafts

Christmas Crafts

17 December 2017 14:00 - 17 December 2017 16:00

Get creative with our seaside-inspired Christmas decorations. Let’s deck the halls!

2pm-4pm
Suitable for all ages
Free, drop-in session

Museum Closed for Christmas

Museum Closed for Christmas

24 December 2017 10:00 - 27 December 2017 16:30

The Museum is closed today for the Christmas holiday. Please come back and see us again when we re-open on the 28th.

We will also be closed over New Year from the 31st of December to the 2nd of January. We open again as normal on the 3rd.

Best wishes for the festive season from all at the Scottish Fisheries Museum!

Museum closed for New Year

Museum closed for New Year

31 December 2017 10:00 - 02 January 2018 16:30

The Museum is closed today for the New Year holiday. Please come back and see us again when we re-open on the 3rd of January 2018.

Best wishes for the festive season from all at the Scottish Fisheries Museum!

Sunday Selfies presents: Gorgeous Ganseys

Sunday Selfies presents: Gorgeous Ganseys

07 January 2018 12:00 - 28 January 2018 16:00

Pop in and try a new ‘Sunday Selfies’ Challenge every month.

Explore our collections, get crafty, or take a closer look at our temporary exhibitions. These self-led activities are available every Sunday and are fun for all the family.

Why not take a Selfie as you enjoy the challenges and tag us @scotfishmuseum?

From Sun. 7th Jan. – Gorgeous Ganseys

Take a look at the Dutch Ganseys we have on display in our temporary exhibition and design your own intricate gansey pattern.

*Participation in Sunday Selfies is included in museum entry during normal opening hours. Take advantage of our 12 month pass when you purchase your ticket and you can enjoy free access to the museum’s permanent and temporary displays as well as Sunday Selfies for a whole year!

Fabulous Finger-Knitting

Fabulous Finger-Knitting

13 January 2018 14:00 - 13 January 2018 16:00

No Needles Required!

Finger-knitting is one of the easiest ways to get involved with knitting. To celebrate our Dutch ganseys exhibition, Visserstruien, we’re inviting you to a drop-in finger-knitting session where we’ll be making bracelets, key-rings and more.

Sat. 13th Jan. 2pm-4pm
Suitable for ages 4+
Free, Drop-in session

Dutch Delights

Dutch Delights

27 January 2018 14:00 - 27 January 2018 16:00

Let’s go Dutch!

We’re getting inspired by the Dutch ganseys on display in our temporary exhibition, Visserstruien. Drop in, try some Dutch crafts, and find out a bit more about stories of Dutch fishermen and their communities.

Sat. 27th Jan. 2pm-4pm
Suitable for all ages
Free, Drop-in session

Sunday Selfies presents: Obscure Objects

Sunday Selfies presents: Obscure Objects

04 February 2018 12:00 - 25 February 2018 16:00

Pop in and try a new ‘Sunday Selfies’ Challenge every month.

Explore our collections, get crafty, or take a closer look at our temporary exhibitions. These self-led activities are available every Sunday and are fun for all the family.

Why not take a Selfie as you enjoy the challenges and tag us @scotfishmuseum?

From Sun. 4th Feb. – Obscure Objects

Objects often hold many secret details. Zoom in on some of the objects in our collection with a magnifying glass and match the objects to their photographs.

*Participation in Sunday Selfies is included in museum entry during normal opening hours. Take advantage of our 12 month pass when you purchase your ticket and you can enjoy free access to the museum’s permanent and temporary displays as well as Sunday Selfies for a whole year!

Past Events

East Neuk Unearthed : Pewter Casting

East Neuk Unearthed : Pewter Casting

06 August 2017 10:00 - 06 August 2017 12:00

Try your hand at pewter casting with help from artist Roddy Mathieson and his mobile foundry.

10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Suitable for all ages but children must be accompanied by an adult – things could get hot!
£10 per adult, £5 per child
Booking advised via Eventbrite or contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum, 01333 310628

East Neuk Unearthed : Pewter Casting

East Neuk Unearthed : Pewter Casting

06 August 2017 12:30 - 06 August 2017 14:30

Try your hand at pewter casting with help from artist Roddy Mathieson and his mobile foundry.

12.30 pm – 2.30 pm

Suitable for all ages but children must be accompanied by an adult – things could get hot!
£10 per adult, £5 per child
Booking advised via Eventbrite or contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum, 01333 310628

East Neuk Unearthed : Pewter Casting

East Neuk Unearthed : Pewter Casting

06 August 2017 15:00 - 06 August 2017 17:00

Try your hand at pewter casting with help from artist Roddy Mathieson and his mobile foundry.

3.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Suitable for all ages but children must be accompanied by an adult – things could get hot!
£10 per adult, £5 per child
Booking advised via Eventbrite or contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum, 01333 310628

East Neuk Unearthed : Become an Archaeologist

East Neuk Unearthed : Become an Archaeologist

09 August 2017 10:30 - 09 August 2017 12:00

Grab your trowel and spade as we become archaeologists for the day. See how we can use historical artefacts to learn about the past as we plan and conduct our own mock excavations. Earn a Heritage Hero certificate at our morning workshop.

10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Suitable for children aged 8 – 16
£3 per child

Booking advised – contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum, 01333 310628

The Company of St Margaret

The Company of St Margaret

22 July 2017 11:00 - 22 July 2017 16:00

Join us at the Museum as we go back in time to the Middle Ages with the Company of St Margaret. See Medieval craftsmen hard at work and get up close to noble knights in their arms and armour.

You can also sample the flavours of the Middle Ages in our tearoom where we will be featuring a themed menu for the day – pottage anyone?

The event is one of a series of events inspired by local history and archaeology to support our current exhibition “East Neuk Unearthed”. Celebrating the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and funded by the National Lottery – Stories Stones and Bones.

Come along any time, event from 11 am – 4 pm.

Historic Anstruther: Walking Tour

Historic Anstruther: Walking Tour

01 July 2017 14:00 - 01 July 2017 15:30

Do you know which famous pirate shot a cannonball at Anstruther in the 18th century? Or how a Tahitian Princess came to be buried in the town’s churchyard? Find out the answers to these questions and more with our fascinating walking tour of Anstruther.

2 pm – 3.30 pm
£3 per person
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Booking advised – contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum, 01333 310628

Historic Anstruther: Walking Tour

Historic Anstruther: Walking Tour

15 July 2017 14:00 - 15 July 2017 15:30

Do you know which famous pirate shot a cannonball at Anstruther in the 18th century? Or how a Tahitian Princess came to be buried in the town’s churchyard? Find out the answers to these questions and more with our fascinating walking tour of Anstruther.

2 pm – 3.30 pm
£3 per person
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Booking advised – contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum, 01333 310628

Historic Anstruther: Walking Tour

Historic Anstruther: Walking Tour

29 July 2017 14:00 - 29 July 2017 15:30

Do you know which famous pirate shot a cannonball at Anstruther in the 18th century? Or how a Tahitian Princess came to be buried in the town’s churchyard? Find out the answers to these questions and more with our fascinating walking tour of Anstruther.

2 pm – 3.30 pm
£3 per person
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Booking advised – contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum, 01333 310628

Building the Museum: Minecraft

Building the Museum: Minecraft

25 July 2017 10:30 - 25 July 2017 12:00

Join ImmersiveMinds on a Minecraft adventure into the past, exploring the history of the Scottish Fisheries Museum. Can you help us build our museum in Minecraft? Come and join our team of builders. All equipment is provided.

The workshop is one of a series of events inspired by local history and archaeology to support our current exhibition “East Neuk Unearthed”. Celebrating the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and funded by the National Lottery – Stories Stones and Bones.

10.30 am – 12 pm
Suitable for children aged 7+
£10 per adult, £5 per child

Booking essential – book via Eventbrite or contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum, 01333 310628

Building the Museum: Minecraft

Building the Museum: Minecraft

25 July 2017 13:00 - 25 July 2017 14:30

Join ImmersiveMinds on a Minecraft adventure into the past, exploring the history of the Scottish Fisheries Museum. Can you help us build our museum in Minecraft? Come and join our team of builders. All equipment is provided.

The workshop is one of a series of events inspired by local history and archaeology to support our current exhibition “East Neuk Unearthed”. Celebrating the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and funded by the National Lottery – Stories Stones and Bones.

10.30 am – 12 pm
Suitable for children aged 7+
£10 per adult, £5 per child

Booking essential – book via Eventbrite or contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum, 01333 310628

Visit the Reaper

Visit the Reaper

08 July 2017 11:00 - 08 July 2017 15:00

The Reaper, the Scottish Fisheries Museum’s historic Fifie fishing boat (as featured in “Outlander”, series 2), will be open to visitors at Anstruther Harbour.

Climb aboard and see what life was like above and below decks for fishermen over 100 years ago. See the onboard exhibition in the fish-hold and explore the cabin, galley and engine room, before taking a turn at the wheel.

Reaper open 11 am – 3 pm
Entry by donation
Access in poor weather at the discretion of the crew – the deck and stairways can be slippery

Anstruther Photowalk

Anstruther Photowalk

05 August 2017 14:00 - 05 August 2017 15:30

Bring your cameras or smartphones and join photographer Kristy Ashton on our Anstruther Photowalk. We’ll stop at interesting spots where you’ll have the chance to photograph the surroundings and Kristy will be on hand to give you tips to improve your photography skills.

2 – 3.30 pm

Suitable for all ages but children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

£5 per person
Book via Eventbrite or contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum for more information.

Bookbinding Workshops

Bookbinding Workshops

12 August 2017 10:30 - 12 August 2017 15:30

Join illustrator Sofia Sita and learn different bookbinding techniques in this exciting and creative class. Using different colours, textured papers and a variety of stitching techniques you will create beautiful, hand-bound photo-albums, notepads or special projects to take away.

10.30 am – 12.30 pm: ages 12 – 17
1.30 – 3.30 pm: adults

£5 per person
Book via Eventbrite or contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum for more information.

East Neuk Unearthed : Become an Archaeologist

East Neuk Unearthed : Become an Archaeologist

09 August 2017 13:30 - 09 August 2017 16:00

Grab your trowel and spade as we become archaeologists for the day. See how we can use historical artefacts to learn about the past as we plan and conduct our own mock excavations.

Family-friendly events suitable for all ages.

Drop in between 1.30 and 4 pm

Free with museum admission

White Wing at St Andrews Harbour Gala

White Wing at St Andrews Harbour Gala

15 July 2017 11:00 - 15 July 2017 17:00

If you are in the area, why not come and see us at St Andrews Harbour. White Wing will be there, flying the flag for the museum fleet, and we will have a stall on the quayside. Please pop by and say “hello” – we’d love to see you!

Activities will get underway at 11am and include a wide mixture of traditional and modern attractions. There will be side-stalls with games to test your skills; displays; bouncy castles and refreshments. Arts & Crafts will also be on sale in one of the marquees.

You can find out more at the Harbour Gala Facebook page

Visit the Reaper

Visit the Reaper

22 July 2017 11:00 - 22 July 2017 15:00

The Reaper, the Scottish Fisheries Museum’s historic Fifie fishing boat (as featured in “Outlander”, series 2), will be open to visitors at Anstruther Harbour.

Climb aboard and see what life was like above and below decks for fishermen over 100 years ago. See the onboard exhibition in the fish-hold and explore the cabin, galley and engine room, before taking a turn at the wheel.

Reaper open 11 am – 3 pm
Entry by donation
Access in poor weather at the discretion of the crew – the deck and stairways can be slippery

Go Industrial Day!

Go Industrial Day!

06 August 2017 12:00 - 06 August 2017 12:00

To mark the launch of the new Go Industrial app, we are staging a LOUD LAUNCH at 12 pm on the 6th of August.

Industrial museums across Scotland will be taking part in a LOUD LAUNCH through Facebook Live at 12 noon. Bells will ring, whistles will peep, and horns will hoot. Visitors can take part online and at our venues in person. We’re looking forward to making some noise about #GoIndustrial!

The Go Industrial app was launched in June. Learning through play is a key feature of our museums and the app is another tool in the toy box. Visitors can check in at our museums, play games, earn rewards and learn about our industrial past along the way. And it’s suitable for inquiring minds of all ages.

Come along and find out more – let’s make some noise!

Go Industrial – a federation of independent Accredited industrial museums holding Recognised Collections.

Reaper open to the public

Reaper open to the public

19 August 2017 11:00 - 19 August 2017 15:00

Reaper will be open to the public in Anstruther Harbour on Saturday, 19th August, between 11am and 3pm. Admission free.

Queensferry Crossing Flotilla

Queensferry Crossing Flotilla

04 September 2017 10:30 - 04 September 2017 14:00

Scottish Fisheries Museum boat White Wing will take part in the official opening ceremony of the new Queensferry Crossing.

White Wing will join a host of vessels to sail under the new crossing as part of the opening celebrations on 4th September.

The flotilla will leave and return to Port Edgar, just west of South Queensferry. Come along and see if you can spot White Wing in the crowd!

Fabulous Photo Frames

Fabulous Photo Frames

16 September 2017 10:30 - 16 September 2017 12:30

Come along to our Drop-in event to create the perfect frame for your favourite photo.

We’ll be in the former Sun Tavern from 10.30 – 12.30 so come along and get crafty.

Suitable for all ages.

contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum, 01333 310628 for more information.

In Focus - Gallery Viewing

In Focus - Gallery Viewing

30 September 2017 10:30 - 30 September 2017 12:30

Free admission to the exhibition In Focus

Drop in to see our temporary exhibition before it closes on the 8th.

10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Suitable for all ages

Admission Free – please drop in. Contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum, 01333 310628.

In Focus - Photo Walk for Beginners

In Focus - Photo Walk for Beginners

16 September 2017 14:00 - 16 September 2017 15:30

Do you want improve your photography skills and learn more about your camera?

Join photographer, Kit Martin, on this photowalk and learn the basic principles of photography. As we move around various locations in Anstruther, you’ll learn about framing, composition, and leading lines, to name but a few. You’ll have time to take photographs of your own using the principles you’ve been taught. Bring your cameras and/or smartphones – and outdoor clothing in case it rains!

£5 per person

Booking via Eventbrite

In addition, there will also be the opportunity to win a £25 cash prize as event sponsors, Intona Limited, will select one winning image taken on the day.

This event is suitable for all ages but children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. It is gentle walk around Anstruther, with gentle inclines, but there is the opportunity to take the walk at your own pace. Finally, we’ll go ahead rain or shine, so come prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear!

Check out more of Kit’s work on her website!

Puffins on Parade

Puffins on Parade

14 October 2017 14:00 - 14 October 2017 16:00

Puffins are one of the many animals in the Firth of Forth that compete with us for food.

Fly in and become a puffin for the day by making your own puffin mask.

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Free drop-in session

Buckland Lecture 2017

Buckland Lecture 2017

12 October 2017 16:30 - 12 October 2017 19:00

Stewards of the Sea – Returning Power to Fishers

Professor Paul Hart
Professor Emeritus of Fish Biology and Fisheries.
University of Leicester.

This year’s Buckland Lecture examines the factors that have distanced fishers from the fisheries management process. Professor Hart will discuss ways in which fishers are being brought back into the process of managing their fish stocks sustainably and of thus contributing to marine conservation. He aims to empower fishers to take the lead in the fisheries management system.

The Byre Theatre

Abbey Street, St Andrews, KY16 9LA.
Thursday 12 October 2017.
16.30 for 17.00.

Free Entry & Refreshments Available.

Presented by the Buckland Foundation and the University of St Andrews

Enquiries to the Secretary of the Buckland Foundation, John Firn 079 1936 1689 or johnfirn@hotmail.co.uk

Sensational Seals

Sensational Seals

17 October 2017 10:30 - 17 October 2017 12:00

It’s seal season once again in the Firth of Forth! Did you know that a grey seal can eat 4.5kg of seafood every day?

Have a go at creating your own seal during this free drop-in session.

10:30am – 12:00pm

Free drop-in session

Wonderful Whales

Wonderful Whales

20 October 2017 10:30 - 20 October 2017 12:00

These large but graceful creatures have big appetites – a blue whale can eat 3,600kg of krill a day!

Round off our half term of fishy antics by adding your whales crafts to our ocean collage.

10:30am – 12:00pm

Free drop-in session, suitable for all ages

Pumpkin Trail

Pumpkin Trail

20 October 2017 10:00 - 05 November 2017 16:30

Follow our trail of pumpkins to find out about the spooky sites and maybe meet one of the museum’s ghosts! See how many pumpkins and bats you can spot on your way around.

Frightful fun for all the family

Included in museum admission during normal opening hours.

Meet the Illustrator - Talk and Exhibition

Meet the Illustrator - Talk and Exhibition

30 November 2017 18:30 - 30 November 2017 20:00

What’s being an illustrator like? How do you illustrate a book? Join us as we welcome local illustrator Jill Calder who’ll explain her work, and give us exclusive access to the original drawings from her new book ‘The Picture Atlas’.

Copies of ‘The Picture Atlas’ will be on sale at this event and there will be a book signing.

Suitable for ages 10+
Tickets £2 each
Contact Us to Book

or

Book tickets through Eventbrite

Illustration Workshop

Illustration Workshop

02 December 2017 10:30 - 02 December 2017 12:00

During this session you’ll have the chance to get creative and become an illustrator yourself with expert help from Jill Calder. You’ll learn how to draw sea creatures and make your own folding book with hand lettered title.

Copies of ‘The Picture Atlas will be available to purchase at this event.

Suitable for families (£3 per child, accompanying adults free)
Contact Us to Book

or

Book through Eventbrite

Sunday Selfies presents: Christmas at the Seaside

Sunday Selfies presents: Christmas at the Seaside

03 December 2017 12:00 - 17 December 2017 16:00

Pop in and try a new ‘Sunday Selfies’ Challenge every month.

Explore our collections, get crafty, or take a closer look at our temporary exhibitions. These self-led activities are available every Sunday and are fun for all the family.

Why not take a Selfie as you enjoy the challenges and tag us @scotfishmuseum?

From Sun. 3rd Dec. – Christmas by the Seaside

The museum’s Christmas decorations have gone astray! Follow our trail, solve the clues, and find out where they’re hiding.

*Participation in Sunday Selfies is included in museum entry during normal opening hours. Take advantage of our 12 month pass when you purchase your ticket and you can enjoy free access to the museum’s permanent and temporary displays as well as Sunday Selfies for a whole year!

The Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust Ltd
St Ayles, Harbourhead, Anstruther, Fife KY10 3AB
E-mail: enquiries@scotfishmuseum.org
Tel (within UK): 01333 310628
Tel (from outside UK): +44 1333 310628
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