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Borrow our handling boxes to enhance your visit to the museum! Each box includes a selection of items from our collection and an information pack providing factual information, activities and photographs to help you get the most out of the resource.

Topics available are:

Scottish Fishing Communities and World War II - By Land, Sea and Air

Ration Books

Ration Books

The contents of this kit focus on the experiences of fishermen, women and children on active service, at sea, and on the Home Front during the Second World War. This kit is particularly relevant to Social Studies subjects but can also be used to enhance other areas such as Expressive Arts, Languages and Technologies.

The Fisherman's Cottage

baiting lines outside cottage

Baiting lines outside cottage

The contents of this kit focus on the fisherman’s home around 1900. This kit is particularly relevant to environmental studies subjects but can also be used to enhance other subjects such as drama and art. Through using the kits pupils can learn about how people in the past and present dealt with their environment, their dependency on fishing for food, and the almost constant battle for survival – which still continues today.

Fisherlasses

gutting herring

Gutting herring

The contents of this kit focus on the activities of women in Scottish fishing communities - the fisher lassies - around the beginning of the 1900s. This kit is particularly relevant to Social Studies subjects but can also be used to enhance other areas such as Expressive Arts, Languages and Technologies. The kit is especially suited to the following curriculum topics:Environmental studies, Social subjects, Philosophy, Citizenship, Europe, Victorians

To borrow a handling box, please contact the museum on 01333 310628 or enquiries@scotfishmuseum.org.

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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