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Ring Net Bus visits Anstruther

Ring Net Bus visits Anstruther

25 November 2018 11:00 - 25 November 2018 16:00

The Ring Net Bus

fishing boat on wheels

Films, photographs, oral histories and soundscapes

Capturing and sharing the stories of a unique chapter of our fishing heritage.

Scottish Fisheries Museum

24 – 25 November

11 am – 4 pm

Climb aboard!

Ring Net Bus visits Anstruther

Ring Net Bus visits Anstruther

24 November 2018 11:00 - 24 November 2018 16:00

The Ring Net Bus

fishing boat on wheels

Films, photographs, oral histories and soundscapes

Capturing and sharing the stories of a unique chapter of our fishing heritage.

Scottish Fisheries Museum

24 – 25 November

11 am – 4 pm

Climb aboard!

Creative Writing Workshop with Geoff Barker

Creative Writing Workshop with Geoff Barker

21 November 2018 18:00 - 21 November 2018 21:00

Celebrate Book Week Scotland 2018 with a creative writing workshop for Book Week Scotland inspired by the theme of ‘Memory’ with author, Geoff Barker.

Join us for a special after-hours viewing of our current temporary exhibition “Lest We Forget”. The exhibition explores the themes of memory and remembrance through the stories of people from the East Neuk lost in World War I and the ways in which they, their families and their communities have sought to remember and honour their experiences.

Light refreshments will be served to get the creative juices flowing…

A lively, informal writing workshop with Cellardyke-based author, Geoff Barker, will follow. You can finish off your masterpiece at home if we run out of time!

Optional visit to the museum for attendees from 6pm

Workshop starts at 7pm, finishing by 8.30/9pm

Free but donations to museum welcome.

Lest We Forget - Free entry for the 100th anniversary

Lest We Forget - Free entry for the 100th anniversary

11 November 2018 12:00 - 11 November 2018 16:30

If you are taking part in any of the First World War Commemoration events in the burgh this weekend (Anstruther Parish Church service of Remembrance 10.45am, Quiet Citizens’ Walk, Cellardyke 2.00pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1863878306992954/ and Kilrenny Church “Battle’s Over” bell ringing 6.30pm), we invite you and all local people and visitors to drop in to the museum for a special free viewing of our current temporary exhibition “Lest We Forget” which tells the personal stories of the people mentioned on our local war memorials.

Entry to “Lest We Forget” is free on Sunday 11th November only – the exhibition can be seen as part of normal museum admission until 20th January 2019.

We open at 12pm and last entries to the museum are at 3.30pm.

Annual Buckland Lecture

Annual Buckland Lecture

01 November 2018 16:30 - 01 November 2018 18:30

“The evolution of science and management of wild Atlantic salmon: past, present and future”

The talk will be given by the 2018 Buckland Professor of Fisheries, Dr Ronald Campbell, Tweed Foundation, who will be supported by Dr John Armstrong, of the Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory and a Trustee of the Buckland Foundation.

Thurs, 1 Nov 2018

at the University of St Andrews

4:30pm for 5pm

Lecture Room 3/4, The Gateway, St Andrews

The presentations have already been given at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, Devon in Aug 2018. Click here to View Photos and a SUMMARY

The lecture will be delivered at four locations in 2018 – 19. See the full programme on the Buckland Events page

Memorial Day 2018

Memorial Day 2018

27 October 2018 12:00 - 27 October 2018 16:00

Annual service of Remembrance for fishermen and lifeboatmen lost at sea.

Saturday 27th October

Scottish Fisheries Museum Memorial Room

Refreshments will be served

If you would like to attend to commemorate a family member or friend lost to the sea, please contact the museum on 01333 310628 for further details.

Amazing Apples

Amazing Apples

21 October 2018 12:00 - 21 October 2018 15:00

Join us for a day of autumn fun as we celebrate National Apple Day and the peak of the apple season.

East Neuk Fisherfolk traditionally relied on seasonal, local fruit for a nutritious boost before the long winter ahead – no strawberries at Christmas time in those days!

Come and try our own home baker’s famous Apple Pies in the museum tearoom (our regulars can’t get enough of them!), there’ll also be apple-themed colouring for kids and apple, autumn and Halloween-themed storytelling to enjoy in the atmospheric attic space of our fishermen’s cottage.

Sunday 21st October, 12pm – 3pm

Free event, refreshments not included, drop in

Creepy Cat Trail

Creepy Cat Trail

06 October 2018 10:00 - 04 November 2018 16:30

This year we will be celebrating the acquisition of a new (we have a few!) museum ghost story after one of our visitors recounted to our curator how, as a boy, he and his family would come to stay in a little cottage in East Green for holidays (the cottage is now part of our ‘Fishing in to the Future’ gallery) and collectively they experienced the sensation of an invisible cat rubbing past their legs under the breakfast table as if mooching for a piece of kipper or plate of milk!

In tribute to this little phantom feline, we invite our younger visitors to help us find the creepy cats cowering in the spooky shadows in this fun, Halloween trek around the galleries. Grown-ups can read more about strange happenings in the museum buildings by following our “Pumpkin Trail” of eerie tales at the same time.

6th October to 4th November

Free with normal museum admission.

Peterhead Seafood Festival

Peterhead Seafood Festival

29 September 2018 12:00 - 29 September 2018 17:00

Come and see us at the Peterhead Seafood Festival being held to celebrate the opening of Peterhead’s brand new fishmarket!

The event will celebrate the heritage of the town and showcase the stunning seafood landed at Peterhead’s fish market and available in local shops and eateries. Throughout the day there will be live cooking demos, street food, entertainment and activities for children, pop-up stalls and masterclasses, as well as seafood themed menus inside restaurants, bars and shops.

We’ll be flying the flag for the Scottish Fisheries Museum so come along and see our stall.

For more information about the Peterhead Seafood Festival contact mail@rediscoverpeterhead.co.uk

Cyanotype Workshop with Kit Martin

Cyanotype Workshop with Kit Martin

16 September 2018 13:30 - 16 September 2018 17:00

In this workshop on the beautiful Anstruther harbourside, we will explore the photographic technique of Cyanotype – coating paper with light-sensitive chemicals then exposing our prints outside. Exposure time will depend on the strength of UV light that day. We will use flat objects, like feathers, plants, lace, drawings on acetate or negatives to make the prints.

After a couple of test prints, we will make a small concertina book, about 15×10cm, with 4 pages.
All materials provided but If you would like to bring anything to use to print with, remember it should be flat and fit inside 15×10cm.

We’ll have a break for cups of tea while paper is drying and to keep your creative juices flowing.

Suitable for adults and young adults 13+
£10 per person

https://www.facebook.com/events/396358857435280/

Songs of Seals and Seabirds

Songs of Seals and Seabirds

05 September 2018 19:30 - 05 September 2018 21:00

Songs from the sea…

Singer and storyteller Claire Hewitt and renowned folk musician Sheena Wellington will join forces with the St Andrews New Music Ensemble, featuring soloists Catherine Hooper and Judy Brown, for a celebration of the relationship between music, Scottish coastal communities and the animals that live there. The concert will feature Emily Doolittle’s Conversation and Peter Maxwell Davies’s The Birds alongside folk music in Gaelic, Scots and English.

Adult tickets – £10 available on Eventbrite

Concession tickets (under 26 years) are available at £5 – please contact us to book these

Historic Anstruther: Walking Tour

Historic Anstruther: Walking Tour

19 August 2018 14:00 - 19 August 2018 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
£2 per adult, children FREE
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Booking advised – contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum, 01333 310628

Salt 'n' Sauce

Salt 'n' Sauce

10 August 2018 19:00 - 10 August 2018 21:00

Night at the Museum…

A chance for grown-ups to relax in the peaceful after-hours environment of the museum while enjoying entertaining yarns on a tour of our galleries to inspire hands-on, no-pressure art, all eased along with light refreshments!

The museum will be open between 6pm and 7pm for you to have a preliminary wander around our galleries at your own pace. Then, from 7pm onwards we’ll be running a light-hearted tour featuring salty stories and tall tales from our collection. At 8pm, we’ll invite you to create your own coastal clay creations while enjoying some “sauce” (bar available!) and salty suppertime snacks before we set you sailing off into the sunset at 9pm…

£9 pp. 18+ event
Alcoholic refreshments available to purchase on the night.

Booking required, contact us to book your place or use Eventbrite.

Relaxation Station

Relaxation Station

08 August 2018 14:00 - 08 August 2018 16:00

Wonderful Wednesdays at the Scottish Fisheries Museum!

Chill out and draw, paint and play with us in a relaxed session to celebrate the last week of the summer holidays.

Suitable for all ages
Free, drop-in

Historic Anstruther: Walking Tour

Historic Anstruther: Walking Tour

05 August 2018 14:00 - 05 August 2018 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
£2 per adult, children FREE
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Booking advised – contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum, 01333 310628

Sunday Selfies: Summer Days

Sunday Selfies: Summer Days

05 August 2018 10:00 - 26 August 2018 17:00

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. 5th Aug. – Summer Days
Take inspiration from some of the artworks we have on display and our seaside location to create your own summer time harbour scene.

*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!

Coastal Creatures (ages 9-14)

Coastal Creatures (ages 9-14)

01 August 2018 11:00 - 01 August 2018 14:00

Summer time is here again!

This year, we’re teaming up with Fife Coast & Countryside Trust’s Deirdre Munro to take a closer look at the coastal creatures in our local environment. We’ll be uncovering rockpools, exploring beaches and responding to the museum’s temporary exhibition ‘Harvest’ by Mella Shaw by making our own clay creatures.

Booking essential – contact the museum or use Eventbrite.

Sessions are free, donations towards materials welcome on the day.

This event has been organised in partnership with Fife Coast & Countryside Trust.

Music at the Museum

Music at the Museum

29 July 2018 13:00 - 29 July 2018 16:45

As part of Anstruther Harbour Festival, the Scottish Fisheries Museum presents an afternoon of traditional music and dance.

On Sunday 29th July, our Zulu Gallery will resound to the famous fiddle of Pete Clark as he and his fellow Trooters Gregor Lowrey and Jim Leighton accompany the energising and colourful spectacle of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Edinburgh Branch and put them through their paces.

Outside, in our atmospheric courtyard, we present Ceòl na Mara (music of the sea), featuring Anne Bennett and Ross Penman of the Dundee Gaelic Choir who will perform a selection of Gaelic songs on nautical themes.

Sunday 29th July

The Trooters:

1 -2 pm & 3.45 – 4.45 pm

Entry Free but booking advised: contact the Museum or book via Eventbrite

Ceòl na Mara:

2.30 – 3.30 pm

Entry free – drop-in

Gaelic Language Sessions

Gaelic Language Sessions

28 July 2018 13:00 - 28 July 2018 17:00

Anstruther Harbour Festival invite you to learn or practice your Gaelic at three free language sessions at the Scottish Fisheries Museum on Saturday 28th July.

Led by John MacIver of Fife Gaelic Development Group, the first two are “taster” sessions while the final is a conversation class.

Programme:

1 – 1.30 pm: Taster session

2.30 – 3 pm: Taster Session

4 – 5 pm : Gaelic conversation

All sessions are free but places are limited so please contact the museum to reserve your place.

Lively Lino Printing

Lively Lino Printing

27 July 2018 14:00 - 27 July 2018 15:30

Lino, cutters, colour, ACTION!

This summer, we’re inviting you to learn more about lino printing in a special family friendly art session. We’ll be carving our own lino plates and ramping up the colour to create some beautiful prints for you to take home.

Free, suitable for families with children aged 6+

Any parents wishing to participate in the session need to book a ticket each alongside children’s tickets.

Limited places, booking required – contact us or use Eventbrite

Lively Lino Printing

Lively Lino Printing

26 July 2018 14:00 - 26 July 2018 15:30

Lino, cutters, colour, ACTION!

This summer, we’re inviting you to learn more about lino printing in a special family friendly art session. We’ll be carving our own lino plated and ramping up the colour to create some beautiful prints for you to take home.

Free, suitable for families with children aged 6+

Any parents wishing to participate in the session need to book a ticket each alongside children’s tickets.

Limited places, booking required – contact us or use Eventbrite

#GoIndustrial Day 2018

#GoIndustrial Day 2018

21 July 2018 12:00 - 21 July 2018 15:30

At 12noon on 21 July we’ll be kicking off Go Industrial Day 2018!

Join us as we celebrate all things industrial, starting with nautical noises at 12pm.

Between 1pm and 3pm you’ll have the chance to create your own vessel from recycled materials before taking part in a wacky race to determine the best boat at 3pm.

#GoIndustrial on Saturday 21st July 2018!

Sat. 21st July
12pm-3:30pm
Suitable for all ages
Free, drop in

Coastal Creatures (ages 4-8)

Coastal Creatures (ages 4-8)

18 July 2018 13:00 - 18 July 2018 16:00

Summer time is here again!

This year, we’re teaming up with Fife Coast & Countryside Trust’s Deirdre Munro to take a closer look at the coastal creatures in our local environment. We’ll be uncovering rockpools, exploring beaches and responding to the museum’s temporary exhibition ‘Harvest’ by Mella Shaw by making our own clay creatures.

Booking essential – contact the museum or use Eventbrite.

Sessions are free, donations towards materials welcome on the day.

This event has been organised in partnership with Fife Coast & Countryside Trust.

Which Fish Dish?

Which Fish Dish?

11 July 2018 14:00 - 11 July 2018 15:00

Wonderful Wednesdays at the Scottish Fisheries Museum

Join us for some experiments, games and a fashy tasting to find out more about our local environment and the fish we eat.

Suitable for ages 5-10
£3 per child on the day, booking essential
Contact us or use Eventbrite

Delicious Decorations

Delicious Decorations

04 July 2018 11:00 - 04 July 2018 13:00

Wonderful Wednesdays at the Scottish Fisheries Museum

Get creative with icing and sprinkles as we decorate some tasty biscuits with fishy images.

Suitable for all ages, free drop-in

Sunday Selfies: I Spy

Sunday Selfies: I Spy

01 July 2018 10:00 - 29 June 2018 17:00

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. 1st July – I Spy
Pieces from our new temporary exhibition, ‘HARVEST’ are hiding throughout the museum- see how many you can spot.

*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!

Sunday Selfies: What do you think?

Sunday Selfies: What do you think?

09 June 2018 11:00 - 24 June 2018 17:00

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. 9th June – What do you think?
How can we try to be more environmentally friendly in our everyday lives? Take a last look at our ‘Catch of the Day’ exhibition and add your thoughts to our post-it note board.

*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!

Scottish Fisheries Museum @ Crail Food Festival

Scottish Fisheries Museum @ Crail Food Festival

09 June 2018 10:00 - 09 June 2018 16:30

Pop by and say hello to our staff who’ll be manning a stall during the Crail Food Festival!

We’ll be showing off some of our historical fishing objects and having a go at some family friendly crafts.

The Scottish Fisheries Museum will be at Crail Food Festival on Saturday 9th June.

Free activities, Suitable for all ages

Dementia Awareness Week: Dementia Action Day

Dementia Awareness Week: Dementia Action Day

07 June 2018 10:30 - 07 June 2018 17:00

This Dementia Awareness Week we’re highlighting the activities that the museum offers for families living with dementia with a special Dementia Action Day.

We’ll be running our touch tours at 11am and 3pm as well as object handling between 1pm and 3pm.

Download our Museum Access Guide giving full details and illustrations of access outside and within the museum.

Contact us for more information about this drop-in day.

Dementia Action Day events are included in your museum admission fee or annual pass.

Open Day 2018

Open Day 2018

26 May 2018 10:00 - 26 May 2018 17:30

This year we have a packed programme for all the family, both inside and out of the museum:

ALL DAY IN THE MUSEUM

Free entry to the museum

Schools Art exhibition: Graphic Design

Catch of the Day exhibition on fish, food and sustainability

ENTERTAINMENT AND ACTIVITIES

10 – 3.30: Model Boats Club display

10 – 4: Exhibition on the restoration of the Reaper

11 – 11.30: Harbourlights performance from Flowin’ Tide

11 – 1: Have a go at Archaeology

11 – 1: Knitting & Knots: salty tales of life at sea and on shore, including gansey knitting with Edith Rattray

11.30 – 4: Face-painting and family fun stalls

Timing TBC: Have a go at rowing and see the St Ayles Rowing Club displays (harbour beach, weather dependent)

2 pm: Fisherlass and Lad ceremony (harbour stage) Includes Art Competition Prize-giving

Sat. 26th May
10am-5:30pm

Download the Open Day Programme for full details

And don’t forget, it’s the RNLI Open Day too – so there will be lots to see and do around Anstruther Harbour!

Museums at Night: Cooking Demo with Christopher Trotter

Museums at Night: Cooking Demo with Christopher Trotter

19 May 2018 19:30 - 19 May 2018 21:30

We’re delighted to be welcoming Fife’s Food Ambassador, Christopher Trotter to the museum during Museums at Night!

Christopher will be giving a live cooking demonstration highlighting Fife’s fishy produce after hours and letting us in on some of his culinary tricks and tips. The demonstration will be accompanied by complimentary wine and drinks for all guests.

Christopher Trotter has many years of experience in the hospitality industry, running hotels and restaurants. He has run a Michelin starred kitchen as well as doing restaurant review work. Christopher is passionate about seasonal locally sourced food and has a record of promoting the fantastic food and hospitality that Fife has to offer.

Sat.19th May, 7:30pm-9:30pm
£10 pp.
Contact us to book tickets or use Eventbrite

Sunday Selfies presents: Who's Who?

Sunday Selfies presents: Who's Who?

06 May 2018 11:00 - 27 May 2018 17:00

Pop in and try a new ‘Sunday Selfies’ Challenge every month – included in your museum entry fee.

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. 6th May – Different fish like to live at different levels in the ocean and different habitats. Can you guess which fish live where on our temporary Catch of the Day display?

*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!

Glamorous Gyotaku Family Event

Glamorous Gyotaku Family Event

15 April 2018 10:30 - 15 April 2018 15:00

Fishy Printing

What better way to have fun as a family than to learn the ancient art of Japanese fish printing? We provide all the materials (including the fish), you provide the children! Get up close and personal with a fish and take away your finished print to remind you of the day.

This event is FREE, but booking in advance is required (contact us).

Slots at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Space is limited, so early booking is recommended. Children of all ages are welcome to attend, but they must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact us to book or use Eventbrite

Sunday Selfies presents: Fishy Dishy

Sunday Selfies presents: Fishy Dishy

08 April 2018 11:00 - 29 April 2018 17:00

Pop in and try a new ‘Sunday Selfies’ challenge every month- included in your museum entry fee.

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. 8th Apr. – Fishy Dishy

Take a look at our new Catch of the Day display and design some brand new packaging for your favourite fishy dish.

*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!

Fishy Fun

Fishy Fun

07 April 2018 13:00 - 07 April 2018 16:00

Under the Sea…

Make and decorate your own fish from salt dough or create an undersea world using paper and plastic- the possibilities are endless in this drop-in family craft session! We’ll also have a fish photo board so you can capture a unique selfie to show your friends.

No booking is required and you can stay as long, or as little, as you want and it’s FREE.

All materials are kid safe. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Gin & Gyotaku

Gin & Gyotaku

05 April 2018 19:00 - 05 April 2018 21:00

After hours creativity…

Explore your creative side by learning the ancient Japanese art of fish printing. We provide all the materials (including the fish) in our easy to follow, step-by-step, workshop. Afterwards, celebrate your achievement and enjoy our gin mixer.

There is a £5.00 charge for this event which covers all your supplies as well as the gin.

Space is limited, so early booking is recommended. Attendees must be aged 18 or over to attend.

Contact us or use Eventbrite

Knitting Workshop with Esther Rutter

Knitting Workshop with Esther Rutter

05 April 2018 10:30 - 05 April 2018 12:00

Fancy learning a new skill?

Knitting has been a major part of life in the East Neuk for centuries and is now seeing a fabulous revival! Come along to this fantastic child-friendly workshop with Esther Rutter who’ll teaching us more about knitting and how to make our own chunky wrist warmers and phone cosies! All materials provided, just bring yourself.

Esther was previously the Learning Manager for the Wordsworth Trust and the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. She is now a Fife-based freelance workshop leader and writer specialising in knitting. Her book on the knitting history of the British Isles, This Golden Fleece, is due for publication in 2019.

Thurs. 5th April
10:30am-12pm
Suitable for ages 8-14
Donations welcome on the day
Spaces extremely limited so booking essential
Contact Us or use Eventbrite

British Science Week 2018: I Scream, You Scream...

British Science Week 2018: I Scream, You Scream...

18 March 2018 14:00 - 18 January 2018 16:00

…We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Find out why salt is a key ingredient for making your very own ice cream. You’ll experiment with salt, ice, milk, sugar and flavouring to develop your unique creamy blend.

Sun. 18th Mar.
Slots between 2pm-4pm
Suitable for ages 4+, suggested donation on day £3
Booking essential – Contact us or use Eventbrite

WOW: Incredible Inventions and Marvellous Machines

WOW: Incredible Inventions and Marvellous Machines

17 March 2018 10:00 - 17 March 2018 16:00

We’re welcoming Fife Cultural Trust’s mobile museum to Anstruther Harbour this British Science Week!

From the ear trumpet to the flat screen TV, some fantastic inventions have changed our lives – making things faster, bigger, brighter, and a lot more fun! Join us on a journey through time and around the home, as we explore how science has taken us from the magic lantern to the Raspberry Pi – with only a few minor explosions in between!

Sat.17th Mar., 10am-4pm
Suitable for all ages
Free, drop in
East Shore Car Park

Teachers' Event

Teachers' Event

13 March 2018 18:00 - 13 March 2018 20:00

The Scottish Fisheries Museum would like to invite teachers, home schoolers and uniformed group leaders to a special evening event showcasing the collections and learning activities that the museum offer.

The evening will be a chance to visit the museum and find out about our educational provision, as well as network with other teachers and group leaders. We’ll be joined by representatives from STEM Ambassadors and The Children’s University Scotland. They’ll be explaining how their organisations can support classroom learning and provide opportunities for students to continue their learning journey outside the traditional classroom setting.

Visits to the Scottish Fisheries Museum are cross-curricular, including STEM, and have strong Curriculum for Excellence links. You can find more information on our website.

British Science Week 2018: Isle of May Talk with David Steel

British Science Week 2018: Isle of May Talk with David Steel

12 March 2018 19:00 - 12 March 2018 20:00

A wonderful world of diverse wildlife right on our doorstep!

Home to a fantastic array of birds, and a perfect lookout spot for many ocean species, the Isle of May is a very special place.

We’re welcoming the Reserve Manager for the Isle of May, David Steel, for a special talk about this wonderful habitat before he heads back to the island for the summer season.

Mon. 12th Mar.
7pm
Free, booking advised
Contact us or use Eventbrite

British Science Week: What Lies Beneath?

British Science Week: What Lies Beneath?

11 March 2018 12:00 - 11 March 2018 16:00

What goes on beneath the waves?

We’ll be finding out what goes on underneath the ocean’s surface with a fisheries scientist from Marine Scotland!

Examine fish samples, date shells and delve into the the science of marine life.

Sun. 11th Mar.
12pm-4pm
Suitable for all ages
Free, drop in

British Science Week 2018: Wacky Weather

British Science Week 2018: Wacky Weather

10 March 2018 14:00 - 10 March 2018 16:00

Tornados, Clouds and Rainbows

We’re kicking off British Science Week 2018 with a closer look at the wacky world of seaside weather.

Have a go at creating your own weather systems by trying our wonderful weather experiments.

Sat. 10th Mar.
2pm-4pm
Suitable for all ages- free, drop-in

Sunday Selfies presents: Easter in the East Neuk

Sunday Selfies presents: Easter in the East Neuk

04 March 2018 12:00 - 01 April 2018 17:30

Pop in and try a new ‘Sunday Selfies’ Challenge every month- included in your museum entry fee.

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 Mar. – Easter in the East Neuk

Some Easter chicks and Easter eggs have hidden themselves around the museum. See how many you can spot!

*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!

Visserstruien Closing Event Day

Visserstruien Closing Event Day

25 February 2018 13:30 - 25 February 2018 16:30

1:30pm-2.30pm – Meet the Artist ( & last chance to see the Dutch ganseys exhibition)

2:30pm- 3:30pm – Artist’s Talk (in our Education Centre)

3:30pm -4:30pm – Informal Q&A with refreshments

Take this final opportunity to see these beautiful ganseys and meet the artist who created them before they continue on their international travels!

Sun. 25th Feb.
Times of sessions above
All welcome
Suggested Donation, £3

Meet the Artist -  Tour of Exhibition

Meet the Artist - Tour of Exhibition

24 February 2018 13:30 - 24 February 2018 15:30

Join us as we welcome textile expert Stella Ruhe from Amsterdam!

Stella will be giving us exclusive insight into her fascinating research on traditional fishermen’s knitted sweaters from the coasts and rivers of The Netherlands. Get up close to the recreations of these old patterns in modern yarn in our exhibition with their creator!

Sat. 24th Feb., 1:30pm-3:30pm
All Welcome
Free, Drop in session

Pop-Up Postcards!

Pop-Up Postcards!

13 February 2018 14:00 - 13 February 2018 16:00

It’s almost Valentine’s Day!

Join us as we take a look at some of the postcards in our collection and make our own pop-up postcards just in time for Feb. 14th.

Tues. 13th Feb.
Suitable for all ages, free drop-in

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!

Researching your Family History with Fife Family History Society

Researching your Family History with Fife Family History Society

01 February 2018 19:00 - 01 February 2018 20:00

I never knew that about my family tree…

Many of the stories brought to light in our new Fishermen at War gallery involve local names and families that are still around today. Join us as we welcome Roddy Greig from Fife Family History Society who’ll be letting us in on handy tricks and tips for researching our family histories. Who knows what you’ll uncover!

Thurs. 1st Feb.
7pm-8pm
Free, Booking essential
Contact us to book or use Eventbrite

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

Fishermen At War - Curator's Talk

Fishermen At War - Curator's Talk

26 January 2018 16:00 - 26 January 2018 17:00

Local Stories, International Conflicts

Our new Fishermen at War gallery reflects local experience of war over the centuries. In this anniversary year of the end of World War I, we’d like to invite you to a Curator’s Talk which will introduce you to some of the objects and stories on display.

Spaces are limited and booking is essential.
Contact us to book your free ticket or use Eventbrite.

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

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!

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

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!

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

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

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.

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

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

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!

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.

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!

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.

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

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

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 : 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

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.

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

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.

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 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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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
Charity Number: SC 006185 VAT Reg Number: 270 2790 64
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